Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. casts another Angel alum as someone from Coulson's past

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Mar 26, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT (Updated)

Joss Whedon sure likes to keep it in the family. The producer, writer and director is known for working with a very specific group of actors. Once you've been initiated into the Whedonverse, he never lets you go. That practice is in full effect on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as he's called up one of his favorites.

Amy Acker, who previously starred in Angel and Dollhouse, is stopping by for a guest appearance. Her character will have a special connection to Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) that reveals his more sensitive side. Remember in The Avengers when they briefly mentioned Coulson was dating a cellist? Her name was Audrey, and Acker will bring her to life.

Acker has been keeping busy as a series regular on CBS's Person of Interest, so we're not sure if this is a one-off or recurring deal. Her appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is slated for April 22.

Side note: Both Acker and J. August Richards, who plays Deathlok, co-starred on Angel as love interests. My, how things have changed.

(via TV Guide)