Her Xena days may be long behind her, but Lucy Lawless still looks like someone with whom you wouldn’t want to tangle.
At least she looks like that in the first image that Marvel has released of Lawless in her new role as Agent Isabelle Hartley in Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. That could be a bad thing for the beleagured team of Director Phil Coulson, as it’s been rumored that Hartley may not be an ally when they first cross paths.
However, Marvel’s official description says that Lawless “will join up with Director Coulson’s team as Agent Hartley, a seasoned S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran helping to rebuild the organization.” That’s a positive sign, since after the job Hydra did destroying S.H.I.E.L.D. from within last season, the team is going to need all the help it can get.
There’s no word on exactly how far into the new season we’ll have to wait to see Hartley, but new episodes are less than a month away. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on Tuesday, September 23 at 9 pm.