Meet Agent Melinda May in Marvel’s latest Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. featurette

Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

With just a couple of months to go until its premiere in the States, ABC and Marvel Television have released another video featurette for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which introduces us another of Joss Whedon’s newly-created characters, Agent Melinda May. Portrayed by Ming-Na Wen (Stargate Universe), the character is described as a “hard-core soldier with crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot, but her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.” Check out the featurette after the official synopsis…

Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D.  He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown.  That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).

Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.


Watch the previous character profiles for Agent Grant Ward [see here] and Agents Fitz & Simmons [see here].

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to premiere on ABC on September 24th.