Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Photos Offer First Look at New Characters

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns on ABC next week for its sixth season, and the network has provided a first look at several new recurring characters.

Released by TVLine, several of the characters were first teased with character descriptions under different names in July, ahead of the start of principal photography, and two of them have decidedly sci-fi backgrounds as they make their way to Earth.

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Karolina Wydra (Quantico) will portray Izel, a mercenary from another galaxy who joins forces with S.H.I.E.L.D. after traversing from space.

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Christopher James Baker (True Detective) portrays Malachi, an assassin from a faraway world that comes to Earth with his own nefarious agenda.

Barry Shabaka Henley (Bosch) will play Doctor Marcus Benson, a brilliant scientific genius with an especially renowned background in life sciences who is recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. for his intellectual acumen.

Of course, what larger roles these three will play and whether Izel and Benson will stay trustworthy allies has yet to be seen.

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to return to ABC on May 10 with 13 new episodes. 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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