Nick Blood Returning To “S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Even though he and co-star Adrianne Palicki scored one of the most moving on screen farewells in primetime in recent years, actor Nick Blood and his now disavowed Lance Hunter character are returning to “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” for the upcoming fifth season.

The pair bowed out towards the end of the third season with the plan to originally lead a “Marvel’s Most Wanted” spin-off which never materialised. Palicki is co-starring in FOX’s “The Orville” with Seth MacFarlane and so won’t be back.

Little is known about the upcoming fifth season which will return after the conclusion of Marvel’s “Inhumans” eight-episode run. A first look is expected at New York Comic Con next month.