Bill Paxton will get a recurring role in at least four episodes of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., starting in late February or early March. He will play Agent John Garrett, who works with Ward and May.
Executive producer Jed Whedon said: “We wanted to bring in a rough-and-tumble former cohort of Agent Coulson [Clark Gregg] with a little bit of attitude and cigar-smoking swagger. When Garrett got his promotion to Level 7, he refused to sit behind a desk and doesn’t like the formalities of S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s going to help Coulson solve some mysteries and is not afraid to rig an explosive or two.”