At Comic-Con International 2014, it was revealed that Marvel Television intended to introduce Mockingbird to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Marvel has cast “Friday Night Lights” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” actress Adrianne Palicki in the role of Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird, who is slated to appear in the second season’s fifth episode.
Palicki is no stranger to the world of comic book adaptations, having not only played Lady Jaye in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” but also Wonder Woman in the David E. Kelley “Wonder Woman” pilot. The actress also starred as Tyra Collette in the critically acclaimed “Friday Night Lights” television series. The actress has also appeared in “Robot Chicken,” “About a Boy” “Supernatural” and Warner Bros. “Aquaman” pilot.
The casting of Mockingbird follows several other high-profile “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” season two additions, including Kyle McLaughlin as Skye’s father and Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, as well as Lucy Lawless in a mystery role. The upcoming season will see the team from season one rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. after the events of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) steps up as the new director of the world peacekeeping organization.
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns September 23 on ABC.