The Blot’s a little late on this news, but Marvel has released the official cast photo of ABC’s Agents of SHIELD Season 2, and surprisingly it included some big news! These types of photo releases typically never share insight into the upcoming season, but it does confirm a few choice tidbits. First is the news that B.J. Britt (as Agent Antoine Triplett) has been promoted to a series regular. Britt was fantastic in the second half of Season 1, and The Blot is very excited he’ll play an even more prominent role this season. We also learned that Nick Blood (as Lance Hunter) and Henry Simmons (as Alphonso “Mac” Mackenzie) will be joining the show as series regulars as well. From what I’ve read Hunter is a secret agent from Britian’s equivalent to SHIELD, while Mac is a mechanic who assists the newly reformed SHIELD.
The Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Cast Photo also includes Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Brett Dalton as Grant Ward. While getting off to an incredibly slow start, Agents of SHIELD got really good towards the end of the season. The driving force behind that was when the show intersected with the storyline from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Here’s hoping they can build upon that momentum in Season 2.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 2 premieres on ABC Tuesday, September 23rd, at 9/8c.