Deadline reports that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Natalia Cordova-Buckley has promoted to series regular for the fifth season of the Marvel series.
Cordova-Buckley first appeared as Marvel Comics character Elena ‘Yo-Yo’ Rodriguez on season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and has frequently guest starred on the show since. Cordova-Buckley later reprised the role on an Emmy nominated six-part digital miniseries titled Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell made the following statement on Cordova-Buckley’s promotion:
“Natalia is a powerhouse in her work and in her daily life, and she has imbued one of our favorite characters with her natural strength and humor. Natalia was instantly a part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. family the first day she walked onto set, and we’re happy she’s now an official member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team.”
Are you excited to Natalia Cordova-Buckley officially join the regular cast? Personally, Elena ‘Yo-Yo’ Rodriguez is one of the best characters on the show, so I’m excited to see her have a potentially larger role on the series. Share your thoughts below!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, and Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season five will air on Friday nights at 9:00 pm ET beginning in the winter of 2018.
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