According to a new report from Deadline, a new cast member has been added to the AoS team! Simon Kassianides has been in a number of productions, most notable of them being Quantom of Solace. In the Deadline report Kassianides is said to be playing a character by the name of Bakshi in the second season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Having scoured the internet with no mention of a Bakshi in Marvel comics it is safe to assume this will be an original character for the series. He is described as “a confident right-hand man who’s not afraid to do the dirty work.” Whether that dirty work is on the side of Coulson or HYDRA is yet to be determined but he does sound like an intriguing character that is sure to find his way into a fight or two in the new season.
The casting of Kassianides comes off of the heels of a number of other high profile announcements including Lucy Lawless as Isabel Hartly, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall (aka Kraken).
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