Thursday, January 8, 2015

Casting News: Edward James Olmos Joins AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D!

It has been a bit since we've gotten any casting news for AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. The last announcement was Blair Underwood joining the show as Doctor Andrew Garner, PhD, Agent May's ex-husband and a Neurologist and Forensic Psychologist (that announcement can be found here). I thought that was fantastic casting. And then Marvel tweeted out that Edward James Olmos has joined the cast as Robert Gonzales.

Here's the official release per Marvel:
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has just added another new face for its March return to ABC with Edward James Olmos!
Olmos will play Robert Gonzales, whose debut this spring in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will have massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team.
“Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something we knew we needed for Robert Gonzales,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “When Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice--including our favorite Agents.”
Best known for roles in “Battlestar Galactica,” “Blade Runner,” and “Miami Vice,” Olmos twice earned the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV with his work on “Miami Vice” and “The Burning Season.” In addition, Olmos earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role with “Stand and Deliver.”
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is Executive Produced by Joss Whedon ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot co-writers, "Dollhouse," "Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"); Jeffrey Bell ("Angel," "Alias"); and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Marvel’s Daredevil,” "Lost").
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." returns on Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC. For more information on the series and the other exciting Marvel Television projects, stay tuned to
Source: Marvel.

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