When we last saw Agent Phil Coulson, he and his team were frozen and kidnapped by a gang of shady figures that many fans believe to be S.W.O.R.D. from the pages of Marvel Comics. The big cliffhanger for season 4, following the escape from the agonizing Framework and destruction of Aida, saw Coulson waking up and walking to a window that overlooked space.
With news of the return on Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter as well as the promotion of Natalia Cordova-Buckley to a series regular, fans are sitting at the edge of their seats to find out just what will happen next Agents Daisy, May, Mack, Yo-Yo, and (everyone’s OTP) FitzSimmons.
Well, it seems like the team is going to be joined by some new faces. As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, here are the group of fresh faces that will be joining the ranks of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division:
Deke (Jeff Ward)
Deke is the ultimate survivor and roguish scavenger, the guy who can get people what they need, but at a price of his asking. With his sharp mind and quick wit, he is both a real asset in a tight spot and a hard man to trust.
Tess (Eve Harlow)
Tess is resourceful, striving to be self-sufficient in very desperate circumstances, but she has hung on to her hopes for a better future for herself and those closest to her. She is living proof that even in the toughest of times, good people will still fight for each other.
Flint (Coy Stewart)
Flint is a young man who’s been forced to grow up fast in a tough environment, but hasn’t lost his desire to make something of himself. When he crosses paths with our S.H.I.E.L.D. team, he just may get the chance to prove that he’s capable of big things. Fun fact: Flint is based on Flint, a member of the Royal Family in Inhumans Comics (pictured below). Crossover confirmed?
Grill (Pruitt Taylor Vince)
Grill is a gruff taskmaster, lording over those under his command with an unforgiving temperament. He has no illusions about the world he lives in and this makes him a man not easily fooled, or crossed.
Last season, Agent Coulson and the team saved the world with the help of Ghost Rider. In a rare moment of celebration, the team’s night off was interrupted by a mysterious man and an elite squad. The next thing we saw was Coulson on-board a ship … in deep space! Together, they will have to discover where they are and how to get home while the clock ticks out on humanity. These secrets and mysteries are only the beginning for what is sure to be the most surprising and exhilarating S.H.I.E.L.D. adventure yet!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return with a two-hour premiere on Friday, Dec. 1 at 8/9c on ABC.
Source – EW