Ming-Na Cast in SHIELD

Ming-Na, previously of Stargate Universe, Eureka, and E.R., has been cast in the Marvel Universe-set TV series S.H.I.E.L.D., which will be written and directed by The Avengers’ Joss Whedon.

Ming-Na will be playing Agent Althea Rice (Update: the character’s name has changed to ‘Melinda May’), who was described in the casting call like this: ‘Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.

She joins Clark Gregg, whom it was revealed would reprise his role as Agent Coulson from the movie series, despite what happened to him in The Avengers.


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