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Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Show Has Some Casting Announcements


We’ve been antsy to hear any news regarding Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on ABC. Especially after we heard of Agent Coulson’s involvement. Today we found out two more actors have been cast. Who are they and who will they play? Read on to find out! 

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Besides Clark Gregg returning as Coulson, we previously heard Ming Na of Stargate/ER fame had been cast as someone named Melinda May. Who will be joining them on set?

Actors Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker are the lucky ones. Or so we assume because we’re hoping this show becomes a huge hit, but you never know. “Henstridge will play science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons, while De Caestecker will play Agent Leo Fitz, a technology guru,” says the Hollywood Reporter. “The duo spend all their time together — mostly bickering — and are masters at a remarkably young age of  their respective fields.”

Those are two of the roles we saw casting notices for a while back but there are still quite a few unknown characters to be filled. Henstridge previously starred in Hollyoaks, while de Caestecker was in the BBC series, The Fades.

S.H.I.E.L.D. is probably set to start shooting in January. Are you excited?

(via MTV)

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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