‘Nashville”s’ Chloe Bennett Joins Cast Of ‘S.H.E.I.L.D’
Joss Whedon’s new series ‘S.H.E.I.L.D’ has made a new addition to its ever growing cast in the form of Chloe Bennet.
The project from ABC Studios is based on Marvel Comics’ secret intelligence organization that has appeared in countless titles including Iron Man, Captain America and The Ultimates since being introduced in the 1960s. The military law-enforcement agency’s moniker stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate, which also has evolved over time in the comics.
According the report at Hollywood Reporter Bennet is the sixth and final regular in the drama and will play Skye, a confident woman who is slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exist within it. She is described as edgy and can apparently out talk anyone with her unflappable nature.
Chloe Bennet is best known for her recurring role as the record company assistant Hailey on ABC’s country music soap Nashville.
Bennet rounds out a cast, which included Ming Na (Stargate Atlantis), as Agent Melinda May, The Avengers’ Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Killing Lincoln’s Brett Dalton as gruff rising star Agent Grant Ward, Elizabeth Henstridge as science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons and Ian De Caestecker as tech guru Agent Leo Fitz.
Whedon is penning the pilot episode with his brother Jed Whedon and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen; the trio previously teamed on the three-part web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Joss is also up to direct the pilot episode.
‘S.H.E.I.L.D’ if it goes to a full series will be is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb.
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