Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may be coming back a little later than usual, but there is some good news despite the lengthy hiatus.
According to Deadline, Natalia Cordova-Buckley will be a series regular on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5.
“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,” said S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell to the website.
“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,” the trio added of the Mexican actor.
Natalia first appeared as Yo-Yo during Marvel's Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D Season 3 and has been a fan favorite since.
Natalie headlined a six-episode digital miniseries which was titled: Marvel's Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot. It was a hit with fans and even snagged an Emmy nomination.
The cast and crew of the series are scheduled to assemble for a panel at New York Comic-Con on October 7. It's unclear whether there will be a new trailer released for the show.
It was confirmed back in May that the show would be back for a 22 episode Season 5, but it was unclear when, exactly, the new run would debut.
That was because Marvel's Inhumans had already been confirmed for a fall launch. In the last few months, however, it was revealed that the drama series would resume when the spin-off series concludes its run on Friday nights.
The show received a surprise renewal despite so-so ratings, but will moving to Friday nights allow the show flourish and perform well enough to stick around?
We have no idea, but it sure will be fun to see how it performs.
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