ABC is adding a little more international flavor to “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.”
British actor Ian Hart has been cast in a recurring part as a scientist on the highly anticipated series, EW reports. That’s all the description available right now, though — as with most things “SHIELD,” Marvel and the network are keeping details very close to the vest.
Hart joins fellow Brits Iain de Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge in the cast. Coincidentally (or not? It’s anyone’s guess at this point), they play the scientific support team for SHIELD agents Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) and Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen).
Hart most recently appeared on the DirecTV series “Rogue.” His other U.S. TV credits include “Luck,” “Dirt” and “Bates Motel.” He has also played John Lennon on three separate occasions — in the feature films “The Hours and Times” and “Backbeat” and in an episode of Sky Arts’ “Playhouse Presents” earlier this year.
“Agents of SHIELD” is scheduled to premiere Sept. 24 on ABC.