Drea de Matteo to Join ‘MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’; Adrianne Palicki Promoted to Series Regular

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Drea de Matteo to Join ‘MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’; Adrianne Palicki Promoted to Series Regular

As the premiere date of the second half of ABC’s “MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is nearing, more announcements and promotional videos have been released in anticipation of it. Moreover, the show will have a brand new villain in the person of an Emmy Award winning actress, who will be in cahoots with a villain who has only appeared this season. Meanwhile, according to TV Line, new characters in the first half of the season is now a series regular. Read on for further details.

According to MARVEL’s official page, actress Drea de Matteo will be joining the cast as a villain named Karla Faye Gideon, a woman who allies herself with Skye’s father, Cal (Kyle Maclachlan). She holds a grudge against S.H.I.E.L.D. This alliance will prove to be deadly for S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team, especially as he and his team already have their hands full with the threat of HYDRA, Cal, former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), who has teamed up with former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 33, and the newfound abilities of Skye (Chloe Bennet).


Drea de Matteo is an Emmy Award winning actress, whose credits include “The Sopranos,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Sons of Anarchy.”

Aside from this, TV Line has reported that a recurring character has been promoted as a series regular. According to the report, actress Adrienne Palicki, who portrays Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse and Lance Hunter’s (Nick Blood) ex-wife, is now a series regular as of the midseason premiere. This character, who, in the comic books, is shown as Hawkeye’s wife, was first introduced in the fifth episode of the second season, wherein it was revealed that she, aside from Gemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), was a mole in HYDRA for S.H.I.E.L.D.

There you have it for the latest updates on ABC’s “MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps, about this show, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” when it returns on March 3, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on ABC.

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