S.H.I.E.L.D. scores two more actors + we get more character info

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Jun 25, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

The best thing about Whedon's new Avengers-adjacent TV show based on secret organization S.H.I.E.L.D. moving ahead at breakneck speed is that we get more and more details seemingly every week. This time, it's the confirmation of two more actors and tidbits on the characters they'll be playing.

Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker are the latest actors to join the cast, and they'll be playing two more expert agents. Henstridge will take on the role of science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons, while De Caestecker will take on Agent Leo Fitz, who is described as a "technology guru."

Perhaps the most notable piece of information about these characters is that they will, apparently, "spend all their time together, mostly bickering." If we know anything about Joss Whedon (and TV in general), that means two things. One, these two are probably going to be mixing business with pleasure, and, two, one or both of them is going to die bloody and in the most dramatic way possible.

With Ming-Na and Clark Gregg already on board, that brings us to four agents so far. Now bring on the villains!

(via the Hollywood Reporter)

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