Craig Parker Joins ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 5 Cast

As we look ahead to the rest of season five of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., here’s one more piece of news: Craig Parker  is joining the show toward the end of the season.

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TVLine reports that Craig Parker (known for his role as Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker, as well as Haldir in The Two Towers) will be starring as Taryan, “a formidable wheeler-dealer from another planet.” So it seems we’ll be getting at least one more extraterrestrial character on the show this year. No word on whether Taryan is Kree or some other species – though that description doesn’t sound like a warrior. So that suggests non-Kree to me. Feel free to share your own theories if you’ve got them.

Agents of SHIELD airs this season’s fourteenth episode this coming Friday at 9pm on ABC.