Ming-Na Joins Joss Whedon’s ABC Pilot ‘Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.’
Actress Ming-Na (ER, Eureka) has signed on for Joss Whedon‘s Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot for ABC. She will play Agent Melinda May. Soulful and slightly damaged by her combat experiences, Melinda is an ace pilot, a weapons expert and a soldier who can — and has — gone beyond the call of duty. The character was originally listed on the pilot’s casting breakdown as Agent Althea Rice, aka The Cavalry.
Ming-Na joins Clark Gregg who will reprise his role as the fan favorite Agent Coulson who has appeared in the Iron Man movies, Thor and The Avengers.
Joss Whedon will write the pilot with Maurissa Tancharoen. S.H.I.E.L.D. will be Executive Produced by Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.