Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has added a new mystery character to the cast for a multi-episode arc in the show's fifth season.
Jeff Ward will play what Deadline is referring to as a "key recurring role." No further details could be found on Ward's character, but rumor has it he is playing someone "major."
Ward starred as Charles Manson on Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls. He's also the male lead on the second season of Syfy's Channel Zero anthology.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD is taking a long break between seasons this year to make room for Marvel's Inhumans in the fall. However, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD will return to ABC with a full-size, 22-episode fifth season in January.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD left fans with plenty of questions in its third season finale. The episode saw SHIELD once again outlawed after an LMD impersonating Daisy Johnson tried to kill Brigadier General Glenn Talbot. While Phil Coulson and his team fully expected to be taken in, they probably weren't expecting to be placed in some kind of suspended animation and carted off by an even shadier organization.
The episode further confounded things by ending with a scene of Coulson waking up somewhere in outer space, apparently ready for a new day of work, which seems to suggest that Agents of SHIELD will go cosmic in its fifth season. A Kree sighting on the Agents of SHIELD set seems to back up that theory.
Agents of SHIELD will reach its milestone 100th episode during its fifth season. That, combined with the cosmic threat of Thanos coming to Avengers: Infinity War, could lead to a truly epic tie-in moment. Agents of SHIELD previously tied into Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they've ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman, Lincoln Campbell.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD was created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen. The series is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and inspired by the global peacekeeping organization from the Marvel Comics universe created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.0comments