The first image of Lucy Lawless in Agents of SHIELD has been released.
Season 2 is filming right now.
Lawless, best known for playing Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess, is playing Agent Isabelle Hartley.
“Lawless will join up with Director Coulson’s team as Agent Hartley, a seasoned S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran helping to rebuild the organization,” Marvel said.
Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) previously revealed new information about the season.
“It’s going to be lo-fi. You’re going back to basics,” he said.
“You’ve got to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. from the ground up in a much more dangerous world where your group is outlawed. So it feels like the early, Sean Connery James Bond with the brass knuckles and not afraid to knock somebody off,” he told Collider in a video interview.
Gregg also said that the new season won’t have some of the problems the first season faced, such as the extended hiatus, because of Agent Carter.
“I thought there were so many things stacked against us last year and one of them was where the ABC television schedule would put us on for three episodes and then take us down for four weeks. Nobody could get a momentum going and when the show started to be on consistently and having story that carried over in an episodic way, that’s when things started to click,” he said.
TVGuide, later reported that Hartley and assassin Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) are two of the new faces that Coulson turns to to help rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season 2 is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 23.