Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3: Mark Dacascos Cast In Recurring Role

Agents of SHIELD casts Mark Dacascos

[SPOILERS ahead for those not caught up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3.]


The Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. have already met enemies new (Inhuman killing Lash) and old (the reformed Hydra fronted by S.H.I.E.L.D. betrayer, Grant Ward) in season 3 thus far. In addition to this, the agency has discovered a new frenemy in the shady Rosalind Price (Constance Zimmer) and her government endorsed A.T.C.U. organization. At this point, a new ally would be a welcome development for the team.

It has in fact, just been revealed that that is exactly what the series is gaining. Mark Dacascos has been cast in a recurring role on the show - and unlike his villainous Hawaii Five-0 character, the martial arts expert will be playing one of the good guys.

Deadline have revealed that Dacascos is on board to play a character named 'Giyera', who has joined S.H.I.E.L.D. as the agency's new head of security. Aside from his recurring role as WO Fat on the rebooted Hawaii Five-0, the actor has appeared in several action films that showcased his martial arts skills such as Brotherhood Of The Wolf and Cradle 2 The Grave. For TV he featured in The Crow adaptation series; Stairway To Heaven and currently plays the role of Chairman in both the American and Australian Iron Chef shows. Dacascos is set to debut in episode 8 of the current series of A.O.S, an episode titled 'Many Heads, One Tale'.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been upping the stakes recently with more well choreographed action sequences and the inclusion of more powered, Inhuman characters. Bringing a seasoned martial artist/actor on board for this 'security' based position can surely mean that we are in for some epic fight scenes up ahead - and that the series will continue providing these energized plot-lines in the future on the Marvel TV show. More characters that can provide a good fight scene will be be a welcome injection, joining the likes of Daisy 'Quake' Johnson (Chloe Bennet) and the beginnings of her Secret Warriors team, regular ass kicker's Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) and Mockingbird/Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki).

However, as illustrated by recent season 3 episode '4,722 Hours', Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s showrunners are still committed to maintaining the emotional human elements of the show that develop character - in combination with increasingly better action, on top of that. That variation should continue to make the Marvel series a success in the foreseeable future.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues next Tuesday with ‘Chaos Theory’ at 9pm on ABC.

Source: Deadline

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