Agents of SHIELD Showrunner Steps Into Season 6 Role

Maurissa Tancharoen, co-creator and showrunner of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is set to make her very first physical appearance on the long-running Marvel series during next week's episode, titled "Code Yellow."

Tancharoen will play a character named Sequoia, who is described as a "Coachella-chic social media influencer." The fourth episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ongoing sixth season, "Code Yellow" is written by Lilla and Nora Zuckerman and centers around the human race being threatened by parasitic aliens.

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"We had talked about the possibility of a cameo at some point in our run, but when the Zuckerman sisters crafted the treasure that is Sequoia, I was all in," Tancharoen told Syfy Wire. "I might've bit off more than I could chew, but it was so much fun to shift gears and play in front of the camera with the cast and crew I've worked closely with for six years."

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While this is her first time appearing as an on-screen cast member in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tancharoen has acted in front of the camera numerous times before. She appeared on the TV series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, as well as Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC. The series stars Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Henry Simmons, Iain De Caestecker, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Elizabeth Henstridge and Clark Gregg.

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