We’ve gotten very little information about the upcoming fifth season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. We know it’s filming now and that it will debut in early 2018… but other than that, it’s been quiet. At least until today. Deadline is reporting that Jeff Ward has joined the cast as a key recurring role for the new season. No details about who he will be playing have been released, but word is that they’re going to stick with the multi-episode arc style that was used so successfully in season four.
The series currently stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, and Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie. There are rumors that the new season may tie into what happens in Marvel’s Inhumans which will be airing all eight episodes prior to SHIELD’s return.
Ward has had an interesting career so far, starring as Charles Manson in Lifetime original movie Manson’s Lost Girls and is the male lead in Season 2 of Syfy’s Channel Zero anthology series, The No-End House, which is slated to debut his fall. He’s previously appeared on episodes of Rosewood, The Mentalist, Body of Proof and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.