ABC and Marvel have found the next Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jason O’Mara has been tapped for a major role in the show’s upcoming fourth season, succeeding Coulson (Clark Gregg) as the head of the embattled agency. Specifics are being kept under wraps, but Marvel said that O’Mara’s is “playing a character whose Marvel roots go back to the 1940s”.
“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, repped by UTA/ Independent Talent in UK and JTWAMM law firm, is not stranger to television. In addition to leading the cast of Fox’s big-budget, though admittedly short-lived sci-fi series Terra Nova, he has starred in such series as Life On Mars, The Agency, In Justice, Vegas, The Good Wife, Sons Of Liberty and Complications.