Agents of SHIELD has scooped up another major actress for a guest starring role in its upcoming second second. Adrianne Palicki of Friday Night Lights will guest star on the ABC drama, and she will play a character that is very well-known to comic book fans: super spy Bobbi Morse, better known as Mockingbird. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the major casting news.
Palicki will make her first appearance on Agents of SHIELD in this season’s fifth episode and “perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team.” Palicki’s role has the potential to become recurring throughout the season.
Fans of Agents of SHIELD first found out that Bobbi Morse may show up this season on the show back in July at Comic-Con, where Patton Oswalt confirmed the existence of Life Model Decoys within the SHIELD universe. Oswalt plays Billy Koenig and Sam Koenig on the Marvel series.
In addition to her starring role as Tyra in the Emmy-nominated drama Friday Night Lights, which ended its five-season run back in 2011, Paliciki’s TV credits include About a Boy, From Dusk till Dawn, and the short-lived Fox drama Lone Star. Most recently, she appeared in the 2013 film G.I. Joe: Retaliation and also guest starred on Comedy Central’s Drunk History.
Palicki is the second major female guest star that Agents of SHIELD has landed for its second season. Earlier this summer, the ABC action drama cast Lucy Lawless to play a SHIELD veteran.
“She’s tough. She may have a knife that’s always by her side,” executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen said about Lawless’s character.
Agents of SHIELD returns for its second season on Tuesday, September 23rd on ABC.
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