Parminder Nagra Joins “Agents of SHIELD”

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Looks like the trouble for the InHumans in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is far from over. According to IGN, Parminder Nagra joins the cast as, “a powerful political figure who is outspoken in her distrust of Inhumans and the threat they pose to society.”

Previously Nagra was seen on ER (alongside Ming-Na Wen who celebrated the good news with her old friend and cast member on Twitter), The Blacklist, and Alcatraz. She also played rebellious, soccer (and David Beckham) loving Jess Bhamra in Bend It Like Beckham. She is a welcome addition to the already very diverse Agents of SHIELD cast that also features newbie Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider.

This season should prove interesting for the agents with a new director, Daisy on the loose, and the team split apart all working on different projects. Last season saw the reveal of new InHumans around the world and Daisy’s fight to protect them, sometimes against her own teammates. Now it seems she may be on the run trying to protect those like her from SHIELD again, as well as from a new government agency.

Agents of SHIELD premieres Tuesday, September 20th at its new time, 10 PM.

In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.

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