Another Marvel Comics character is heading to the upcoming second season of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." It was revealed 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." He's based, of course, on the comics' S.H.I.E.L.D. C.I.A. liaison, who made his first comic book appearance in 1988's "Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D."
Simmons joins 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) when the series returns to ABC Tuesday, September 23 at 9:00pm.
"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 ("Dollhouse," "Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"); Jeffrey Bell ("Angel," "Alias"); and Jeph Loeb ("Smallville," "Lost," "Heroes").
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios. If you missed it, you can check out our coverage of the series' recent Comic-Con panel.