More Information on New ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Characters

Following the announcement that Ghost Rider will appear in season 4 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., more details have emerged regarding the TV show’s version of the Rider, as well as an additional character that will be appearing in the fourth season.

First off, we have an answer for those who might have been wondering why the show is going with Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider, rather than the classic, more well-known Johnny Blaze iteration. According to executive producer Jeph Loeb talking to, they chose Robbie partially for the awesome muscle car he drives, but more because of the unique family aspect that comes along with this character. Says Loeb,

We picked Robbie, actually, because our show, at the end of day, is always about family, and the fact that Robbie’s relationship with Gabe [Robbie’s developmentally disabled brother] is so much a part of his character, and the world of east LA, which is not a place that we’ve ever gone to in the Marvel universe, was just a really exciting way.

It’s going to be interesting to see how much the show’s later timeslot allows for a darker, grittier atmosphere that could seem more appropriate for Ghost Rider.

Photo courtesy Den of Geek

Photo courtesy Den of Geek

In addition to this news, Den of Geek reports that Lilli Birdsell, of NCIS and How To Get Away With Murder fame, will appear in a recurring role in the show’s upcoming fourth season. Her character is named Lucy, “a beautiful woman” with “a very violent streak” caused by something in her past. Not much to go on, but intriguing, all the same.

So what has you most excited so far about the return of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Let us know in the comments!

The show returns on Tuesday, September 20th on ABC at 10pm.