Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is slated to return to the airwaves for Season 5 next month, which is far later than fans are accustomed to getting new episodes. Season 4 ended on a pretty wild cliffhanger that seemingly sent Coulson and Co. into outer space, and Marvel has kept a pretty tight lid on details of what's to come. Now, we finally have some news about new cast members who have signed on for the new season. Four newcomers have been announced. Read on for their names and descriptions of their characters who will appear in space!
Jeff Ward of Channel Zero (who recently spoke with CinemaBlend about his work on Channel Zero) is playing a character by the name of Deke. He's a smart guy with a quick wit who has a knack for getting his hands on anything anybody needs, although his assistance doesn't come cheap. He's a scavenger who has survived just about everything and has learned how to live in trying circumstances. Deke has the potential to become a valuable ally to the agents who have found themselves in outer space, but his roguish nature makes it difficult for many to trust him.
Eve Harlow, who TV fans will recognize from roles on the short-lived Heroes Reborn and The 100, will bring a woman named Tess to life. Tess has adapted to the desperate circumstances of life in space by attempting to handle anything on her own without needing the help of others. Despite a situation that could defeat the spirits of just about anybody, Tess still hopes for a better future for those she cares about. She's an example of the goodness of human nature, and she could be somebody for the agents to trust in space.
Coy Stewart, known for Devil's Whisper, will make his S.H.I.E.L.D. debut as young Flint. He had to give up some of his childish ideals to adapt to the environment of space. Still, he keeps an eye on the future and maintains a desire for more than what he already has. Meeting the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. could give him the opportunity to make something more of himself. EW reports that the character is based on somebody from the Inhumans comics, although it is not yet clear who this character may be.
Pruitt Taylor Vince has appeared in a wide variety of TV shows over the years, ranging from The X-Files to Heroes Reborn. He was recently featured in a couple episodes of Stranger Things Season 2 as a pretty unpleasant fellow. His character on S.H.I.E.L.D. will be Grill, who doesn't exactly sound like a great guy either. He has command over plenty of people in space, and he's not inclined to let things go with people who cross him. He sees the situation in space for what it is, and his clarity means that he is difficult to trick and will probably make life quite difficult for any who get on his bad side.
The Season 5 premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres in a new time slot on Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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