Comic books are slowly taking over television, just like they took over the movies. With AMC finding success with The Walking Dead and The CW finding success with Arrow, ABC is finally jumping into the comic book game with S.H.I.E.L.D.
While there hasn’t been much in the way of information revealed about the upcoming show, the Hollywood Reporter has some new casting news. Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker will be joining the cast as two new agents.
Henstridge will reportedly play science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons, and De Caestecker will reportedly play technology guru Agent Leo Fitz. Apparently, the two will be inseparable on the show, even though they spend most of their time bickering. Even though they are both very young, they will be portraying agents who are masters in their respective fields.
They will be joining cast members Ming-Na who will play top-notch pilot and weapons expert Agent Melinda May and Clark Gregg who will play Agent Phil Coulson. Joss Whedon wrote the pilot episode with his brother and his brother’s wife.