Friday, August 8, 2014

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Casts Kyle MacLachlan for Season 2

Needless to say, DAMN good casting...and HOT!

IO9 reported yesteday that actor Kyle MacLachlan has been cast in a recurring role on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which TVLine later revealed as [SPOILERY SPOILER] the father of Chloe Bennet's character Skye/Mary Sue Poots.  Skye's father will first appear in Episode 2 of the upcoming season. 

The 55-year-old actor is best known as Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Dale Cooper on the ABC series Twin Peaks and as Paul Atreides in the 1984 David Lynch film adaptation of DuneMacLachlan also starred in Lynch's films Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and has had regular roles on the television series Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother and Portlandia.

The mystery of Skye’s actual mother and father, the events that caused her to end up in an orphanage and her classification as an 0-8-4 were teased during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first season.  The season finale closed with Centipede’s Raina approaching a mysterious figure, presenting a photo of Skye and saying, "I found your daughter."

In other Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. news, NYPD Blue star Henry Simmons has been cast as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenize, a mechanic who allies himself with Phil Coulson's team.  Simmons joins new Season 2 characters Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns  to ABC for Season 2 on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9:00 p.m. EST.

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