Madame Hydra Comes To “S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Mallory Jansen is set to play Madame Hydra (aka Viper) in the upcoming first episode of the third arc of this season’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” on ABC.

The companies screened the episode at WonderCon in Anaheim this weekend where Australian actress Jansen was confirmed to be in the role. Jansen previously portrayed Life Model Decoy Aida and the real person she’s based on, Agnes Kitsworth. Executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen tell EW:

“Since we’re bringing back Hydra in the Framework, we thought we’d bring it back with a force to be reckoned with. Madame Hydra is a villain with the perfect combo of strength, sexy, and scary. We’ve thrown many challenges Mallory’s way and she’s always up for the task. We’re excited for fans to see how she makes Madame Hydra come to life.”

“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” fourth season returns April 4th.