Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has promoted cast member Natalia Cordova-Buckley to regular for season 5.
“Natalia is a powerhouse in her work and in her daily life, and she has imbued one of our favorite characters with her natural strength and humor,” said S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, about the actress who plays Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez. After debuting in season 3 Cordova Buckley went on to star in the digital miniseries Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot. in December 2016
Today’s announcement comes just two days before Cordova-Buckley will join Gregg and the rest of the core S.H.I.E.L.D. cast plus Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb onstage for a Season 5 panel at New York Comic-Con. The October 7 shindig at the Theater at Madison Square Garden is expected to unveil previously unseen footage from the new season for attendees.