Lucy Lawless also cast in role for the upcoming season.
"Friday Night Lights" actress Adrianne Palicki has been enlisted by Marvel to play a TV super-heroine in a guest role on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The self-proclaimed comic book fan Palicki will appear in the fifth episode as field agent Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird.
Palicki's role will be set as a S.H.I.E.L.D. field agent who uses the costumed identity of the Huntress and also Mockingbird. S.H.I.E.L.D. guest star Patton Oswalt first announced Morse was coming to the show in a video that played at Comic-Con panel, while The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of Palicki’s casting.
In addition to her well-known role on FNL, she most recently recurred on About a Boy last season.
Other cast members have been added to play roles in the upcoming season of the show. Kyle MacLachlan has been cast as Skye's (Chloe Bennet) mysterious father, Lucy Lawless will play S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran Isabelle Hartley, Reed Diamond joins as Hydra villain Daniel Whitehall/Kraken, while Nick Blood has been cast as a mercenary that Coulson (Clark Gregg) reaches out to for help, Henry Simmons will play agent Alphonso "Mac" Mackenzie and Simon Kassianides joins as Bakshi.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on ABC.