Just hours after Kyle MacLachlan signed on to guest star in Season 2 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., TV Line reports that NYPD Blue alum Henry Simmons has signed on to play Alphonso "Mac" MacKenzie. The character will recur throughout the season, but it isn't clear when he will make his debut.
The site reports that Mac will be a mechanic in his 30s on the series, but, in the Marvel comic books, he was a former CIA liaison to S.H.I.E.L.D. before becoming a full agent, where he clashed with Nick Fury over his relationship with Contessa Valentina Allegra di Fontaine. He also had a connection to Jessica Jones, one of the four Marvel characters who is getting a Netflix TV series next year, so it's possible there may be some crossover between both programs, but that hasn't been confirmed.
Henry Simmons joins a growing Season 2 cast that also includes Reed Diamond as the villainous Daniel Whitehall, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, Simon Kassianides as Baksi and Lucy Lawless as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Isabelle Hartley. The site has also confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan is playing the father of Skye (Chloe Bennet).