New Character Images from S6 of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

As we approach the season six premiere date, TVLine has a glimpse of three new characters who will be joining the cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it returns.

When we pick up in season six, chronologically one year after season five ended with May and a dying Coulson in (real, not fake) Tahiti, these three characters will be part of the cast:

Karolina Wydra as Izel. (Image credit ABC/Mitch Haaseth)

First up is Karolina Wydra as Izel, who is described as “a mercenary from another galaxy who joins forces with the S.H.I.E.L.D. team in order to survive the perils of space.” Perhaps they meet up with her while they’re still trying to rescue Fitz? Intriguing.


Christopher James Baker as Malachi. (Image credit ABC/Mitch Haaseth)

Next is Malachi, played by Christopher James Baker. This guy is “a mysterious assassin from a distant planet”. What race is he? Who has he been sent to kill? His target(s) must be important to our SHIELD team, that’s for sure.


Barry Shabaka Henley as Dr. Marcus Benson. (Image credit ABC/Mitch Haaseth)

Last but not least is Dr. Marcus Benson, a “brilliant Natural Sciences professor recruited to offer his expertise to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team”. The doctor is played by Barry Shabaka Henley. I feel like it’s a safe assumption that he’ll be working closely with Simmons.

Agents of SHIELD season six will premiere Friday, May 10 at 8pm on ABC. Will you be watching?