‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Casts Simon Kassianides in ‘Major Reccurring Role’

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[SPOILERS for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season one ahead.]


The first season for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. concluded with Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team being tasked with rebuilding the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization from the ground-up, so fingers crossed that setup will allow the show to hit the ground running once season two begins. In the meantime until then, we’ve been getting news of some intriguing cast additions for the Marvel Studios-backed series.

S.H.I.E.L.D. season two will include both players who originated in comic book form (see: Mockingbird) and new characters created specifically for the series – same approach as season one, in other words. Case in point, the newcomers to the show’s cast for season two revealed thus far include Xena: Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless as S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran agent Isabelle Hartley.

Other new players include Nick Blood (The Bletchley Circle) as Lance Hunter – an ally to Coulson who originated in the comics – and Reed Diamond (Dollhouse) as Hydra agent Daniel Whitehall. Deadline is now reporting that actor Simon Kassianides (Quantum of Solace) has joined the S.H.I.E.L.D. cast as Bakshi – a character described as being a “confident right-hand man who’s not afraid to do the dirty work.” Whether that means he’ll be operating as a force for good, bad, or something in between remains to be seen, but the part is described as being a “major recurring role.”

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Season two for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be split in half, with Marvel Studios’ Agent Carter – an eight episode long series that highlights Peggy Carter’s (Hayley Atwell) adventures right after WWII – airing during the mid-season break. It’s feasible that S.H.I.E.L.D. co-showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon could structure things so that each half of the season deal with its own over-arching storyline – a way of cutting down on the need for “filler” episodes to pad out a longer over-arching narrative in season two, that is.

At the same time, though, there are still multiple dangling plot threads and/or unanswered questions leftover from S.H.I.E.L.D. season one, so this next season of the series (in theory) ought to be more story-oriented than the initial run, in general. The show, despite a rather rough start, arguably deserved its season two renewal; whether or not it will have an easier time earning its third season, remains to be seen.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two premieres on ABC on September 23rd, 2014.

Source: Deadline

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  1. My one wish for Season Two is to turn Ward into a Krycek type of character; one who knows a lot of information, can be valuable, but no one trusts. I like wild cards.

    • I probably missed it somewhere, but Ward is back for season 2, right? If so, then it would seem logical for him to become a Krycek-type character. They hate his guts, and want him to rot in hell, but they still need him. I just hope they don’t take all season to tease a face turn for him. Either leave him bad, or turn him good for sure early.

      • Ward’s coming back!?
        Man, was one of the biggest reasons I didn’t like AoS

        • Trolling Level : Amateur

  2. I might have missed it, but have they said that Agent Triplett is a regular for season 2? He actually turned out to be a version of Ward people liked, and his Howling Commando connection could lead to some interesting stuff, and will probably lead to some AoS/AC crossover story arc.

    • Yes he is.

      He is also supposedly getting more face time in the MCU with rumors of him being seen in Avengers AoU.

      Like him a lot. hope it is all true and he is here for good.

  3. Here’s hoping for an amazing second season!
    (the first one was terrible…)

  4. PREDICTION: actresses who may start popping up as rumors (or will be cast) to play Mockingbird:

    Margot Robbie
    Eliza Dushku
    Laura Vandervoort
    Summer Glau
    Rachel Taylor
    Ivana Milicevic
    Olivia Wilde
    Melissa Sagemiller
    Abigail Spencer
    Tracy Spiridakos
    Dreama Walker
    Maggie Grace
    Sophia Bush
    Sarah Jones – Alcatraz tv show
    Chyler Leigh – Grey’s Anatomy

    some of these I’ld say are better choices – but all could likely do great as Mockingbird – who in addition to all her kick-ass fighting skills is also a bio-chemist

    who knows may be I’ll be 100% WRONG :)

    • Might be weird seeing Summer Glau come from the far superior Arrow where she played Isabel Rochev/Ravager to this within the space of 12 months.

    • Margot Robbie and Olivia Wilde are likely to big for any type of recurring role.

      Eliza Dushku seems like a logical choice especially if you look to far into her Joss Wheedon relationship from Dollhouse.

      I like Maggie Grace as well but she has a decent movie career going… dont know if she needs the cash enough.

      Summer Glau is out of the question to me because of Arrow.

    • all those girls are blondes. You’ll make fox news and Heinrich Himmler very happy . I see a richer variety of women than the exclusive club on caucasian chicas . dull as hell. Kelly Hu come kick this baby bigot’s arse.

      • actually they’re not all blondes – but Mockingbird the character is
        but if they choose an actress of diversity – that would be great

  5. Please do NOT make Ward a good guy again. I HATED him being a face. Either keep him evil or kill him off altogether. And hurry up and let Skye be whatever she’s going to be because she was annoying as **** last season. I wanted her killed off too.

    • How bout we put Ward in a sacrifice plot? Lol