"Agents of SHIELD" Adds Bendis & Deodato-Created Character

Wed, November 6th, 2013 at 6:01pm PST

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Albert Ching, Managing Editor

Saffron Burrows as Victoria Hand on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Another Marvel Comics character is set to debut in live-action on ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," with Saffron Burrows guest starring in next week's episode as Victoria Hand.

Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato, Victoria Hand played an integral role in the 2009-2010 "Dark Avengers" series, as a former S.H.I.E.L.D. accountant and deputy director of Norman Osborn's sinister replacement organization, H.A.M.M.E.R. The character was subsequently seen as a liaison to Luke Cage's team in the "Heroic Age" era "New Avengers."

Details are slim at this point as to the exact role the Hand character will play on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," though the promotional photos certainly suggest she's a fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. The official description for next Tuesday's episode, "The Hub," reads: "Dangerous secrets are being kept from Coulson's team, and he works the system to save Ward and Fitz when they are sent on a Level 8 classified mission that may end in tragedy."

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows) on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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