Friday Night Lights favorite and comic book fan Adrianne Palicki has been tapped to guest-star as Marvel super spy Bobbi Morse, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Best known to comics fans as Mockingbird, Palicki will appear in the fifth episode of the Marvel procedural with the potential to return; the episode will find her popping in perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team.
The arrival of Mockingbird was first teased in July at Comic-Con, when Patton Oswalt — who plays Billy Koenig and Sam Koenig — confirmed that Life Model Decoys exist in the SHIELD universe and suggested that Morse's character could appear in season two.
Palicki joins a rapidly growing roster of guest stars heading to Agents of SHIELD's second run. She joins Kyle MacLachlan as Skye's (Chloe Bennet) father; Lucy Lawless asSHIELD veteran Isabelle Hartly; Reed Diamond as Hydra villain Daniel Whitehall (aka Kraken); Nick Blood as a mercenary Coulson reaches out to for help; Henry Simmons as agent Alphonso "Mac" Mackenzie; and Simon Kassianides as Bakshi.
For Palicki, the casting comes after she reteamed with FNL creator Jason Katims on NBC's About a Boy, playing a love interest for David Walton's Will. Her credits includeG.I. Joe: Retaliation, Legion and Robot Chicken. She's repped by WME and Anonymous Content. Agents of SHIELD marks the actress' latest foray into the comic book world. She famously played Wonder Woman for DC in NBC's David E. Kelley pilot and as Nadia in The WB pilot Aquaman. SOURCE: The Hollywood Report