'Battlestar Galactica' alum Edward James Olmos joins 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' | EW.com

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'Battlestar Galactica' alum Edward James Olmos joins 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

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Another Battlestar Galactica alum is coming to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Edward James Olmos has snagged a guest-starring role on the ABC drama, Marvel.com announced Thursday. The actor will portray Robert Gonzales, whose debut will have massive repercussions for Director Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team. Other details on the role, including how long he’ll be sticking around, are being kept under wraps.

“Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something we knew we needed for Robert Gonzales,” executive producer Jeph Loeb says. “When Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice–including our favorite Agents.”

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Since his days as Commander Bill Adama on Battlestar, Olmos has appeared on Dexter, Porlandia, and Eureka. His casting comes after fellow Galactica alum Lucy Lawless was killed off S.H.I.E.L.D. during the season two premiere.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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