After the title was revealed last week, Marvel and ABC have finally gone ahead and released the full synopsis for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s upcoming fourth season, titled “The Ghost.” While most believed it to be related to Robbie Reye’s Ghost Rider, there were some fans that were convinced the title had something to do with Coulson. It is now clear that the episode does revolve around the debut of Reyes (Gabriel Luna). What’s most interesting, however, is how news regarding the casting of Robbie’s brother, Gabe, managed to remain secret this long. As revealed in the release below, actor Lorenzo James Henrie, best known for his work on Fear the Walking Dead, has been cast in the role.
SEASON PREMIERE – The Ghost (9/20)
VENGEANCE COMES TO ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ON THE SEASON FOUR PREMIERE ON ABC
Gabriel Luna Guest Stars as Robbie Reyes – aka Ghost Rider
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns with a vengeance for the fourth exciting season in an all-new time period, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman Lincoln Campbell.
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. Agent May is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons have taken a big step forward in their relationship.
In the season premiere episode, “The Ghost,” Ghost Rider is coming, and S.H.I.E.L.D will never be the same.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars lark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie.
Guest starring are Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Lorenzo James Henrie as Gabe, Briana Venskus as Agent Piper, Max Osinski as Agent Red, Ricardo Walker as Agent Prince, Edward Gelhaus as skinhead, Ian Hutton as Blondie, Blaise Miller as lab tech, Samuel Barajas as Felix, Bryan Rasmussen as warehouse manager, Wilson Ramirez as Diego, Jen Kuo Sung as Chen, Jerry Ying as thug #1 and Lilli Birdsell as Lucy.
“The Ghost” was written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen and directed by Billy Gierhart.
With the synopsis for the season premiere having been released, it’s only a matter of time until we see some actual promotional items for the show begin to make their way online – such as the season four poster, as well as premiere episode stills. Until then, make sure to follow along here for updates on all things Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!