In the season three finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Coulson stepped down as director, paving the way for his new successor to take the reins. Over the summer, it was announced that Jason O’Mara was cast as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., but he didn’t appear in the season four premiere last week. But, thanks to a new clip from Entertainment Weekly, we have our first look at O’Mara’s director.

Back when his casting was announced, the only details we were given on his character was that he had ties back to the 1940s. While this clip doesn’t definitively confirm anything about his ancestry or historical ties, we do learn that his first name is Jeffrey. We also get a glimpse of his directorial style, which seems to be far more formal than Coulson’s. He had a guard posted at the door who announced Coulson and May in when they went to meet with the new director, something that May wasn’t too fond of. When asked about the addition of O’Mara to the cast, executive producer Jeph Loeb had this to say:

“We knew that when we brought Jason into the show we wanted a different flavor than Fury, we wanted a different flavor than [Hill], we wanted a different flavor than Phil … What would be the best way of introducing someone that we’ve never see before be the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.? And why; why him? Why is he the right guy for this?”

We’ll have to wait and make that call for ourselves as the season continues Tuesdays this fall on ABC.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with episode 4×02 entitled “Meet the New Boss” tomorrow night at 10|9 Central on ABC.

Source: Entertainment Weekly