Another Marvel Comics character is heading to the upcoming second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel announced today that Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue, Shark) will take on the recurring role of Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, officially described as being “a mechanic in his 30s allying himself with Coulson’s team”. Mackenzie is inspired by the character that first appeared in Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #3
Simmons joins other newcomers Lucy Lawless (Isabelle Hartley), Reed Diamond (Daniel Whitehall), and Nick Blood (Lance Hunter) as well as the returning Clark Gregg (Director Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Agent May), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Elizabeth Henstridge (Agent Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Agent Fitz), and Chloe Bennet (Skye).
S.H.I.E.LD. season two premieres on ABC Tuesday, September 23rd at 9:00pm.
In addition to Simmons, TV Line reports that Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) has joined the show as well. Once again spoilers.
The role is best described as… Skye’s father.
The question of Skye’s parents, how she ended up at an orphanage, and why she is classified as an 0-8-4 were teased during the series’ first season. The season finale closed with Centipede’s Raina approaching a mysterious figure, presenting a photo of Skye and saying, “I found your daughter.”