Lucy Lawless Recruited By Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — What Role Will She Play?

Lucy Lawless Agents of SHIELD

Battle on, agents!

Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica) is bringing her special brand of butt-kickery to Season 2 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., according to

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Though details on Lawless’ character — or the length of the gig — have not been disclosed (surprise, surprise!), S.H.I.E.L.D. has been looking to fill the recurring role of “Mary Maloney,” a highly skilled agent who can “command any room” (and boasts “effortless sex appeal”). A possible fit? Survey says…a definite maybe.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on ABC.

Excited to see Lawless join the cast? What role would you like to see her play? Good agent, or bad girl? Sound off below!

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  1. DL says:

    Yes! Great news! She’s perfect for the show. Can’t wait.

  2. leahbh says:

    Awesome! I’ve been slowly making my way through Xena for the first time. I think I’m in season 4 currently. (Too much new stuff on to watch old shows often!)

  3. SylentMari says:

    So hard to not fangirl hard about this at work, lol. Can’t wait to see her on the show! :D

  4. Karen Faverio says:

    Oh my god!! Dreams really do come true!! I am beyond thrilled can’t wait!!! Talk about increased ratings. I know many who are going to check in for this!!

  5. rose says:

    The description for Mary Maloney sounds like Lucy Lawless to me. Glad to see her on this show.

  6. Gillian says:

    Thrilled to hear Lucy will join cast of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  7. CBWBDK1 says:

    Great casting!

  8. Tina says:

    YES!!! I cant wait! I don’t watch the show but im going to start now!

  9. Mary E Rogers says:

    Very cool! !

  10. Ben says:

    I hope that she is: 1) On the side of Coulson (not a villain) and 2) In it a substantial number of times. Love this casting.

  11. Dean says:

    Sweet merciful awesome. All kickass tv women these days exists due to her and her portrayal of Xena. Might actually have to start watching AOS now.

    • Ben says:

      Dean, Tina above… and all others thinking the same thing. Let me tell you that, despite how you may feel after 10 episodes, by the end of season one you will not regret being an AOS watcher.

    • Ms Thing says:

      Your point of reference tells me that Mrs. Emma Peel must have been kicking so many asses way before you were even born.

  12. Veronica says:

    Yes!!!! Awesome news!!!! So excited that Lucy Lawless is joining Agents of Shield season 2 . Will be turning in.

  13. christine says:

    Perfect fit

  14. Ally Oop says:

    Fantastic casting. Maybe I’ll have to check out an episode or two. Gave up watching last year but this year almost nothing is on Tuesdays.

    • Isobel says:

      Yeah the show isn’t that great for it’s like first 13 episodes, but the back nine and the tie in to Captain America 2 make it worth the wait

    • murley says:

      I would definitely recommend catching up with the show. It is a slow build but the pay off is worth it!

  15. I was a member of the Official “Xena: Warrior Princess” fan club and attended some of the conventions. I love Lucy Lawless and I want to see her anywhere at any time!

  16. Mary says:

    Don’t have a preference, just happy that she’ll be on the show.

  17. Joey Padron says:

    Great casting news! She’ll be great on show in season 2!

  18. Justsomeguy says:

    Hope she’s on the show for a long time.

  19. Tran says:

    Happy to see Xena back on TV.

  20. Cory says:

    I am thinking she would be a good fit if they decide to bring in Sky’s Mother – even if in flashbacks.

  21. James D says:

    Nice! I’ve always loved Lucy Lawless she will be a great fit for AOS.

  22. any role Lucy plays will be fantastic- she is a remarkably gifted actor- Mary MAlone, Contessa- she’ll be awesome- brilliant casting!!!

  23. JLK says:

    I hope she is in every episode…except those that would keep her from fulfilling her duties as Mrs. Ron Swanson. :)

  24. Agent 86 says:

    Awesome news! I’m hoping that Lucy Lawless will be playing Abigail Brand (of SWORD), Madame Hydra (of Hydra) or The Contessa (of SHIELD and then Hydra). Or possibly even Superia (of HAMMER). I just hope that her character lasts longer than the awesome and short-lived Victoria Hand.

  25. Agent 86 says:

    I’m not sure of the potential rights issues, but I’ll also fan-cast Lucy Lawless as Jessica Drew (the original Spider-Woman)!

    • Mikael says:

      I think Marvel can use Jessica Drew because Spider-Woman originated in SHIELD from what I can remember and isn’t related to Spider-Man in any way except for the name.

  26. Alejandro says:

    I am so freaking excited for her return to tv now I can’t wait for the new season to start soon.

  27. Ann says:

    Wait…so what does this mean to her character on Parks and Rec? Will her character simply disappear during the final season?

    • rose says:

      Lucy said on an online chat a little while back that she would be back on Parks & Rec “at some point” in the new season.

  28. Sara says:

    Yessss!!!! Exciting news!!!

  29. Kristina says:

    Love her in anything. Can’t wait to see her in Season 2!

  30. DarkDefender says:

    She would also make a great Asgadian.

  31. Jeanie says:

    I’m excited to see her on Agents of Shield. Lived her as Xena.

  32. Tiffany says:

    Love it

  33. Luke Modrak says:

    This better not take away time from our final season in Pawnee!

  34. Sean says:

    Nooooooooooo!!!! Why does it have to be her she can’t play Mary she is not hot at all. Agh I love the show but this move sucks. I know a lot of you won’t agree but come on

    • There are plenty of twiggy girls with no talent playing action roles if that’s more to your liking. Lucy is 36 flavors of HOT and then some! She oozes charisma. Plus, she’s an icon and has a great acting range, so why shouldn’t she deserve this opportunity? She’s plenty hot, as most here seem to agree, but even if she wasn’t, that’s a terribly sexist comment to say about someone. You don’t see people say men aren’t hot enough to play action roles.

  35. Mikael says:

    I was so sad to see Victoria Hand (and her red extensions) go, but hopefully Lucy makes up for that loss! I do hope the Marvel-verse introduces SWORD soon.

  36. isee says:

    Carol Danvers… is that you?

  37. Gaby says:

    Can’t wait!

  38. Lana Smith says:

    I would love to see lucy lawless but in a good agent role. It would be sad to see her play a bad guy!

  39. Pedro Ho says:

    i kinda want to see her in Games of Throne,

  40. felipe says:

    I’m so excited to seeing her on tv again especially playing actions scenes if she is going to dye her hair of black better !!
    Xwp forever !

  41. Skyfan says:

    Somehow I pictured her instantly as a Hydra operative/mole….