One of the most anticipated shows of the upcoming fall season is Joss Whedon's Avengers spin-off series S.H.I.E.L.D., which focuses on the military organization of the same name. For a spin-off of the highest-grossing film of 2012, the series has a cast of relative unknowns -- only Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson from The Avengers) is anything close to a big name. Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton, and Iain De Caestecker round out the rest of the cast, save for one final role, which was filled on Wednesday -- 'Nashville' actress Chloe Bennet has been cast in the role of Skye.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the character of Skye is "a confident woman who is slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exist within it. She's edgy and can out-talk anyone with her unflappable nature." She's also described as "bubbly and goofy" but "also warm, edgy, and witty."
Bennet -- sometimes credited as Chloe Wang -- has recently featured on the ABC series Nashville as record company assistant Hailey. S.H.I.E.L.D. will be Bennet's first starring role on a television series. Prior to Nashville, Bennet has very little acting experience, other than a role in the TV movie 'Intercept' and a one-episode stint on the Nick Cannon-starring series 'The Nightlife.'
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S.H.I.E.L.D. is being prepped for a fall 2013 premiere.