Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may not have the highest ratings on ABC, but a long time ago it convinced us that it was a series ready to tackle bold and intricate storylines and bring us characters with complex professional lives. This season, lead Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is getting a nemesis who should shake things up a bit. His new adversary will be played by none other than Constance Zimmer, who formerly appeared in shows like Entourage and House of Cards.
When Season 3 hits the schedule, the ABC drama is set to introduce Zimmer as a lady with similar interests to Coulson’s team. We don’t know her character’s name, yet, but we do know she’ll be introduced during the first Season 3 episode and will play a woman who happens to be the head of a “mysterious” new agency that is also looking into the Inhumans. Zimmer’s character will be looking for new Inhumans, just like Coulson, and of course they’ll cross paths. Unfortunately, their relationship will be more adversarial than friendly.
Of course, just because someone ends up being someone else’s adversary doesn’t necessarily make that person a villain. And even if Zimmer’s character does end up being a bad lady, I’m still hopeful that her conversations with Coulson will include plenty of amusing banter. After all, adversaries are usually well-handled on the ABC show.
We’ve been hearing about some newcomers headed to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the past several weeks. At Comic-Con earlier this month, we learned that Lash will be a part of the show when it returns this fall. Lash is a comic book character that has only been around since 2014. He can also modify and manipulate energy, which should be fun to see on the small screen. In addition to the new Inhuman, S.H.I.E.L.D. is also adding a new agent. Agent Banks will be played by Bates Motel actor Andrew Howard, who will pop up in a guest starring capacity.
Honestly, ABC and Marvel have been pretty close-mouthed regarding the upcoming season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is interesting, because we’ve actually learned quite a bit about ABC’s other Marvel TV series, Agent Carter, which doesn’t even premiere until midseason. Hopefully, some more news will trickle down as it moves forward.
Luckily, new episodes are hitting the schedule in just a couple of months. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on Tuesday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET, only on ABC. You can check out when the rest of your favorites will be returning to the schedule, here.