‘Agents of SHIELD’ Adds Jason O’Mara to Cast for Season 4

“Complications” star will play new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. following six-month time jump

Last Updated: August 1, 2016 @ 11:33 AM

ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD” has enlisted Jason O’Mara for Season 4, TheWrap has learned.

The actor, whose recent credits include USA’s “Complications” and CBS’ “Vegas,” will play the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. when the Marvel series returns in the fall. The character is described as someone “whose Marvel roots go back to the 1940s.”

The ABC drama’s Season 3 finale concluded with a six-month time jump during which the organization gained a then-unidentified new director.

“Bringing Jason into the mix as the New Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. forces everyone, particularly Coulson, to reevaluate their role in the Agency,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb. “Jason has both the physical presence and acting dynamics that will connect with and challenge even the most loyal agent.”

O’Mara’s casting follows last month’s announcement out of San Diego Comic-Con that Gabriel Luna will join “Agents of SHIELD” in the new season as Robbie Reyes, a.k.a Ghost Rider.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is executive produced and co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Loeb and Jeffrey Bell also executive produce the series from Marvel Television and ABC Studios.