IGN has exclusively revealed that the upcoming fourth season of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will see the addition of actress Parminder Nagra in a recurring role. The actress will appear in a multi-episode role in the upcoming season, starting in the third episode, as a very outspoken anti-Inhuman political figure. Nagra most recently appeared as a series regular on NBC’s The Blacklist but is most known for her roles as Jess in the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham and Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the NBC medical drama ER. Sound off with your thoughts on this latest bit of casting news in the comments section below.
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday September 20th at 10/9c on ABC.