As Inhumans is only two weeks away from its season finale, we are finally inching closer to the release of the fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fans were lucky enough to get a first glimpse at the first episode at NYCC, but outside of a few casting announcements little has been heard from the production since. Luckily, the wait was worth it as Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive on four brand new characters that will be joining the agents in their upcoming space adventure. Last time we saw Coulson staring off into space aboard a strange vessel and it seems he will not be alone.
The first character shown off is Deke, who is played by Jeff Ward (no, not that Ward!). He is described as the ultimate survivor and roguish scavenger. He is considered quite an asset, but also a bit of a con man. The red jacket he wears could be a small nod towards Peter Quill. The most interesting part of his description is that he gets people what they need for a price. It sounds more and more like the spaceship they are trapped on may be a sort of space prison.
Tess (Eve Harlow) is described as resourceful, self-sufficient and as a very hopeful person. She is a representation of hope on the ship and that no matter how dire the situation, good people still fight for each other. It will be interesting to see where her story will go, as sometimes the best of people have to face some of the most difficult challenges.
She is joined by Grill, played by Pruitt Taylor Vince, who is a gruff taskmaster. It seems that he will have some command function on this vessel and has a rather unforgiving temperament. We could see him and Coulson fight for leadership over the course of the season. Daisy might also have some problems trying to fall in line, especially after her spending most of the last season on her own.
The biggest reveal, however, is that Coy Stewart will be Flint. Inhumans fans might recognize that name, as he made his debut in Inhuman #3 back in 2014. He has the ability to control rocks and even use them to create an armor around his body. It is unsure if he will gain his abilities, but they do tease that his meeting with the SHIELD agents may reveal his true potential. It will be interesting to see what other characters may join the agents and if we will get any other potential comic book characters.
What do you think of these additions? Who are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly