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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets Two More Recurring Characters


Agents of SHIELD has a pretty significant cast of characters who were labeled “recurring” when they were first announced, though since we’re only nine episodes into a twenty-two episode season, almost nobody has actually gotten to recur yet, except villains.

Aside from the core cast, I’m pretty sure Ruth Negga and Shannon Lucio, both playing Centipede employees, are so far the only characters to appear in more than one episode. David Conrad, who played Ian Quinn in “The Asset” and Ron Glass were also announced as having recurring roles in the series, though they haven’t gotten a second appearance. So part of me wonders about this announcement that we’ll get two more recurring characters in episode fourteen. Perhaps we aren’t getting new characters, but the return of some old ones?

According to TVLine:

Episode 14 will introduce two recurring characters: an African-American agent who specializes in combat/weapons, and a high-level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent/munitions expert who has past ties to both Coulson and Ward.

An African-American agent specializing in combat and weapons could easily be another appearance of Akela Amador, Coulson’s protege who was rescued from a unknown villain forcing her to play jewel thief, and I would not complain. The show could really use some more frequently recurring characters of color, whether its Akela, Ron Glass’ Dr. Streiten, or, as we’ll see this coming week, J. August Richards‘ Mike Peterson. The POC one-time guest star role has nearly become a fully fledged trend on the show.

(via TVLine.)

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  • Anonymous

    “The POC one time guest role has nearly become a trend” as has their angry POC villain who gets defeated at the end.
    Ya know I wonder if either of those two will be anyone from the actual comics. I know comic fans statistically make up a very small portion of the audience but I still wonder if they aren’t shooting themselves in the foot just a little by exclusively focusing on original characters (save for Victoria obviously).

  • Anonymous

    Please let it be J. August Richards.
    Please let it be J. August Richards.
    Please let it be J. August Richards.

  • Rick Bman

    I am all for the introduction of any characters that are more interesting than Skye and Ward.

  • Ryan Colson

    Pretty sure they are shooting themselves; while comic fans are a small part of the audience, it’s been noted many times fans’ drives are fueling word of mouth and box office draws more than the corporate doings.
    IE: Iron Man was pretty unknown to general audiences before RDJ, so if you look at marketing around then Iron Man frequently appears on covers with more established pop culture draws, but now he takes center stage.

  • Anonymous

    I vote for ditching Skye and Ward and not only giving the show more diversity, but giving us characters who actually have depth and emotional resonance. If anyone dies, though, it’s gonna be the SSibs, isn’t it? siiiggghhh

  • Anonymous

    Take out Skye, Ward, Fitz & Simmons Add Ron Glass, J. Augustus Richards, Cobie Smulders (a bit of a long shot here but would be a great addition) and one more and there you go – problem solved.

  • Anonymous

    They might have been a very small portion of the audience of the premiere but with the ratings slowly eroding, the proportion must now be bigger. I don’t understand their reluctance to use characters from the comics. Are they affraid to introduce characters in the show they might later want in their movies?

  • Anonymous

    You realize that Skye is a PoC, right?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I do, but I still think her character is a terrible one. Not the actress, just the character. If they could find a legitimate way to bring her back as an entirely new character, I’d be fine with that, too. I would just really like to see a primary leading character whose backstory isn’t made up of cliches piled on cliches and seasoned with cliche sauce.

  • Anonymous

    Come on, it needs to be Amy Acker as the SSibs mentor.

  • SuperFubar

    Please just start focusing on the centipede story line more.

  • Anonymous

    From what I understand, you’re right on the money. One of the showrunners said they’re not allowed to use mutants, Spider-Man characters, or anyone “earmarked” for movie appearances. There was also something said about Luke Cage and the other Netflix heroes being chosen for TV shows because they were unlikely to get movies anytime soon.

  • Mark Matson

    A bit late, but I have this image of the entire Firefly cast playing roughly the same parts, but on the Bus.

  • Erin Treat

    Victoria Hand! I was so excited for her but the one episode she got was entirely underwhelming. She’s way cooler and more baddass than the episode showed.

  • Anonymous

    Does this mean they might finally ditch Skye? Because I’d be on board for that.

  • Elias Algorithm

    Not unless Person of Interest wants to really annoy people.

  • Nirali

    Well with HIMYM ending, hopefully Cobie. And Ron Glass just needs to come back. I do like Fitz and Simmons, though.

  • Anonymous

    She’s busy with Person of Interest as Root.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe she can just guest.

  • Anonymous

    I’m thinking more about the contracts involved… A.A. has what appears to be a permanent cast membership on Person Of Interest after The Devil’s Share episode…

  • http://GarySaid.com/ garylapointe

    It says “introducing” not “bringing back”.

  • http://GarySaid.com/ garylapointe

    She’s got potential, but they’re totally wasting her. Also, her solo episode was not (unfortunately) very good.

  • Anonymous

    “In the next episode, Skye happens upon a mysterious sarcophagus filled with brilliant blue crystals…”

  • Anonymous

    I agree. I kind of thought that the intent of the show was to also allow Marvel to explore interest in characters that would otherwise be a risky banking choice for a feature film or show. I thought I even read somewhere that the show WOULD be featuring other non-film Marvel heroes flitting in and out.

  • Anonymous

    This is a really interesting bit of info, actually; may I ask where you read it?

  • Anonymous