First Look - Bill Paxton Guest Stars on ABC's MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D

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First Look - Bill Paxton Guest Stars on ABC's MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D

TV Guide has shared a first look at actor Bill Paxton in his upcoming guest-starring role as Agent John Garrett on ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." The actor is set to appear in at least four episodes of the series.

"We wanted to bring in a rough-and-tumble former cohort of Agent Coulson with a little bit of attitude and cigar-smoking swagger," executive producer Jed Whedon said.

Added executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen, "He is the type who wants to stay out in the field no matter how high-level he gets."

Agent John Garrett was first seen in Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz's comic book, "Electra: Assassin," in which he was given some robotic features after suffering injuries in the line of duty.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." airs Tuesdays at 8 P.M. on ABC.

About the series:

Joss Whedon, the creative genius behind the feature film "Marvel's The Avengers," one of the highest grossing films of all time, and the iconic television series "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," has co-created "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," a dynamic, action-packed one-hour drama that brings back Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) to lead a team of highly skilled agents to investigate extra-normal and super human people and events worldwide.

The series begins where the "Marvel's The Avengers" left off. It's just after the battle of New York, and now that the existence of super heroes and aliens has become public knowledge, the world is trying to come to grips with this new reality. Agent Phil Coulson is back in action and now has his eye on a mysterious group called The Rising Tide. In order to track this unseen, unknown enemy, he has assembled a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division).

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