"Twin Peaks" star Kyle MacLachlan has scored a key recurring role in the upcoming second season of Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC. MacLachlan will guest star in the second episode of the new season in a role known as 'The Doctor' at least initially.
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However, TV Line says that not only is the role recurring, but he'll be playing the mysterious father of Skye (Chloe Bennet) whose hand was briefly seen during the season one finale.
The truth of Skye's parents is one of the mysteries left hanging from the first season that seems likely to get a more thorough exploration in the show's sophomore run.
Another actor joining the ranks is "NYPD Blue" star Henry Simmons who has signed on to appear as agent Alphonso 'Mac' Mackenzie, who is described as a mechanic in his early 30s.
The second season is expected to be "more grounded" than the first, with the main plot dealing with Coulson and his team trying to rebuild the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.