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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Casts Lance Hunter — Is S.T.R.I.K.E. Coming? Plus: Details on Lucy Lawless' Role

Agents of SHIELD Season 2

Is S.H.I.E.L.D. destined to meet S.T.R.I.K.E.?

It was announced on Friday at the San Diego Comic-Con panel for ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that the role of Lance Hunter has been cast for Season 2, to be played by British actor Nick Blood.

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Hunter, per Marvel comic lore, has served as director of S.T.R.I.K.E. (Special Tactical Reserve for International Key Emergencies), a sort of across-the-pond version of S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive producer Jeffrey Bell however described Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s take on the character as a “mercenary” Coulson meets “who comes in and helps the team.”

Again per lore, Hunter counts among his acquaintances S.H.I.E.L.D.’s British liaison, Comtessa Allegra de Fontaine — whom some of you out there suspected-slash-hoped Lucy Lawless would be playing. But it was announced at Comic-Con that Lawless instead is playing Isabel Hartly, a veteran S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. “She’s tough,” said EP Maurissa Tancharoen. “She may have a knife that’s always by her side.”

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Blood’s TV credits include ITV’s The Bletchley Circle (where he played detective constable Ben Gladstone ), the Sky1 sitcom Trollied and BBC Three’s Him & Her.

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. launch their sophomore mission on Tuesday, Sept. 23, now airing at 9/8c.

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7 Comments
  1. Joey Padron says:

    Good scoop. Glad there are details about Lucy Lawless’s role on show.

  2. Wanderer says:

    Looks like her xena background will come in handy
    Yeah Lucy is back to an action star

  3. So the new guy is not exactly a known character. All but two of his appearances were in UK comics almost forty years ago.

  4. Tran says:

    Can’t wait to see how Lucy Lawless’ new gig on Agents of SHIELD will fare when the new season begins on September 23rd but will it topped NCIS: New Orleans and Supernatural in the 9 p.m. Tuesday night time slot this upcoming season?

    • Christian says:

      Topped by Supernatural? Haha that was funny and totally something I’d expect a delusional SPN fanatic to say.

  5. STRIKE already showed up in Captain America: Winter Soldier.

  6. judy winn says:

    I must say thank you for adding Lucy to your show. You have made a lot of fans very happy to have her on TV again. The only thing better would be if Renee was there also. Lucy will be a great asset to your show, plus, you will have a lot more viewers. Lucy’s fans will be watching for sure. So, thanks again for giving us Lucy back on TV. Universals loss is your gain!

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