Natalie Cordova-Buckley to Become Series Regular on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Excellent news for fans of superfast Inhuman Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez: for the upcoming fifth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Natalia Cordova-Buckley has been bumped up to series regular.

Deadline reports that executive producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell praised Cordova-Buckley, saying,

Natalia is a powerhouse in her work and in her daily life, and she has imbued one of our favorite characters with her natural strength and humor. Natalia was instantly a part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. family the first day she walked onto set, and we’re happy she’s now an official member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team.

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This announcement came just before the Agents of SHIELD season 5 panel at New York Comic-Con, scheduled with all the core cast – including Cordova-Buckley, yay! – and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. Hopefully we can expect plenty more exciting news to come out of NYCC. This is definitely a promising start! I for one am looking forward to seeing more of Yo-Yo and Mack together in the coming season.


Agents of SHIELD will debut later this year on ABC.