Coulson shocked fans in Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D’s Season 3 finale when he revealed the organization had a new director — and now we know who it is. Complications alum Jason O’Mara has joined the series as S.H.I.E.L.D’s new director, playing a character whose Marvel roots go back to the 1940s.
“Bringing Jason into the mix as the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. forces everyone, particularly Coulson, to reevaluate their role in the agency,” said executive producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb. “Jason has both the physical presence and acting dynamics that will connect with and challenge even the most loyal agent.”
O’Mara, who also recurred in The Good Wife, will next be seen in the film Jadotville, coming soon to Netflix, in which he starred opposite Jamie Dornan. He’s repped by UTA/ Independent Talent in UK and JTWAMM law firm.
Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is executive produced and co-created by Joss Whedon and Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen. Jeffrey Bell and Loeb also serve as executive producers.
The series, produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, returns Tuesday, September 20 in its new 10 PM time slot on ABC.