Kyle MacLachlan may be best known for playing FBI Agent Dale Cooper on Twin Peaks, a man sent to a small town investigate the death of a young woman only to discover a mysterious and foreboding world with mystical powers and the unexplained. Well, it seems that MacLachlan knows what we likes because he’s next heading to another mysterious and foreboding world with mystical powers and the unexplained: the Marvel Universe. MacLachlan will appear in the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a new, but very pivotal role.
Now this is a touchy subject – Skye. You’ve all wondered, however middling that amount of interest might be, where S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s hero-loving computer hacker might have come from. At the end of season one, Centipede agent Raina handed some goo covered guy whose face we never see a picture of Skye and said “I found your daughter.” That goo covered guy will hence forth have Kyle MacLachlan’s face and voice, I suppose.
No other information about MacLachlan’s has been revealed yet, but what we do know is that Baby Skye was classified by S.H.I.E.L.D. as an “unknown object” or a 0-8-4. Raina later told Agent Ward a story about Skye’s parents that involved the massacre of a Chinese village by “monsters.” But what are the monsters, where did they go, and is there anything monstrous about Skye? All good questions that will likely get some answers as the part of Skye’s father has now been cast.
MacLachlan is a well-known face to many TV viewers, aside from this role in Twin Peaks, MacLachlan was a regular feature on Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Portlandia and the recently cancelled Believe. Comic book fans will also recognize him as the voice of Superman in the animated adaptation of Justice League: The New Frontier. and sci-fi fans will always know him as the original Paul Atreides in David Lynch‘s Dune.
As for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., other new cast members for the second season include Reed Diamond as new villain Daniel Whitehall, Nick Blood as mercenary Lance Hunter, Simon Kassianides as right-hand man Bakshi and Lucy Lawless as veteran S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Isabelle Hartly. NYPD Blue actor Henry Simmons was also added to the cast today as Alphonso “Mac” Mackenzie, a S.H.I.E.L.D. mechanic.
Sounds like Coulson’s S.H.I.E.L.D. V 2.0 is shaping up nicely, but will fans be excited about all the new faces and the new direction for the show going into year two? I guess we’ll find out when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. return on Tuesday September 23 at 9 pm EST on ABC.
Source: TV Line