As was previously reported on rumor sites around the Internet, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will import Victoria Hand--a sometimes-villainous member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and later H.A.M.M.E.R. from the comic books--into the show beginning with next week's episode.
Hand will also be, by our reckoning, the first LGBT character to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; her comic book counterpart is a lesbian.
She'll be introduced, according to Marvel, in a capacity where she (along with Blake) will be giving Coulson a hard time after he disobeyed orders in the most recent episode. Back at S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ, Hand will be one of a number of characters not happy with the way Coulson has been running his little dream team.
Saffron Burrows will play the character.