Everyone was pretty excited to hear rumors that Lucy Lawless would be joining the S.H.I.E.L.D cast. During the Marvel panel at SDCC last night, her casting was confirmed along with the name of her character: Isabelle Hartly.
So far as we can tell, Isabelle Hartly hasn’t appeared elsewhere in the Marvel universe. However, she is a longtime S.H.I.E.L.D veteran that was described thusly:
“She’s tough. She may have a knife that’s always by her side,” said executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen.
Other new faces on the show this season will include Nick Blood as mercenary Lance Hunter and Reed Diamond who will play Daniel Whitehall, a Hydra baddie known as Kraken in Secret Warriors.