Report: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Re-Casts Major Role for Upcoming Season

Mallory Jansen
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Former Galavant co-star Mallory Jansen has been cast as AIDA, the comic book Squadron Supreme's supercomputer, for the upcoming season of ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., according to TVLine. The AIDA character debuted in last spring's season 3 finale, voiced by Amanda Rae. No reason was given by the online Hollywood trade for this apparent re-casting.

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., AIDA was introduced as a creation of Holden Radcliffe (played by John Hanna), though there is no indication that either character has any relation to the Squadron Supreme, none of whom have yet appeared in Marvel's movies or TV shows.

Originally created by Mark Gruenwald and Bob Hall for 1985's Squadron Supreme #1, AIDA stands for Artificial Intelligence Data Analyser. AIDA was created by Squadron member Tom Thumb to assist the team, but ultimately became Thumb's closest confidante in revealing he had cancer.

Jansen is best known for playing Madalana in fellow ABC series Galavant, and she also appeared in the short-lived Young & Hungry series.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fourth season commences September 20 on ABC.

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