Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. casts two new agents

News Louisa Mellor 13 Nov 2012 - 18:33

Young British actors Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker have joined the cast of Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D...

The cast of Joss Whedon's new Avengers-universe series for ABC, Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., has rounded out nicely with the addition of two hip young British gunslingers - Iain De Caestecker (The Fades) and Elizabeth Henstridge (er, Hollyoaks) as agents Leo Fitz and Gemma Simmons respectively.

The characters are described by The Hollywood Reporter as a prodigious but bickering pair comprising "technology guru" Fitz and "science whiz" Simmons. Whether Fitz and Simmons (sounds like a Kensington cheesemonger doesn't it?) are to be British or if the duo will be joining the many, many UK actors who've loosened their vowels to go native on a US TV show is yet to be confirmed. 

Henstridge and De Caestecker join the already-cast Clark Gregg and Ming-Na, whose appearance as Agents Coulson and May was confirmed last month. We'll bring you more on Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. as we have it.

The Hollywood Reporter

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Almost makes up for the Fades being cancelled!

almost but not quite!

Well it has pretty much completely extinguished any hope of a new series ..... oh sorry that was already establish as the 'kids' didn't watch it did they? ALL HAIL THE TEEN DEMOGRAPHIC!! THEY MUST BE OBEYED!!!!

And yes I may still be a smidge bitter.

Not unreasonably though.

Glad to see some of the faces being filled in now.

Can we expect to see further geek casting? I think this show is bound to become geek-star central as far as stunt casting and guest stars go, for sure.

Is this TV show being targeted for "young adults" or people who actually matter, like Gen X?

I'm sorry, how can Clark Gregg be in this?

It doesn't matter how, it matters that HE IS.

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