REVEALED: We finally know who will play Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s newest agent

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Feb 22, 2014, 12:28 AM EST (Updated)

A little while back, we told you that the awesome Bill Paxton (Aliens) was coming aboard Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a badass agent named John Garrett who had ties both to Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Agent Ward (Brett Dalton).

But there was also a second agent meant to join the group (both in a recurring role), and we finally know who.

This is what we learned according to TV Line’s Matt Webb Mitovich:

You had mentioned that Episode 14 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would introduce two recurring characters. One of them seems to be Bill Paxton’s character, but what about the African-American role? Do you know who’s playing that, and if he is a Marvel character or not? –Andy B.
Andy, collect your 250 TVLine Power User Points (of no cash value but damn suitable for framing), because you led me to this casting scoop: B.J. Britt (One Tree Hill, Being Mary Jane) wound up scoring the role of Agent Triplett, an associate of Bill Paxton’s character who appears in the March 4 episode.

Not only did Britt appear on One Tree Hill and Being Mary Jane but he also guest-starred in such genre shows as The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, Grimm and that failed Wonder Woman TV pilot.

Are you guys excited about B.J. Britt joining Bill Paxton on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Do you think he'll be a good fit for the team?

(via TV Line)