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‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ spoiler: Who joins the cast as Skye’s father?

Kyle MacLachlan cast as Skye's father.
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The cast of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” is growing fast with many new characters coming into play. The second season of the fan favorite show will be returning with a bang this fall. That bang will be the mystery surrounding Skye and who her parents really are, or at least her daddy. This storyline is coming to the forefront as the recurring role of her father has been cast. As announced by TV Line on Thursday, actor Kyle MacLachlan has been added to the list.

MacLachlan, who is best known as Special Agent Dale Cooper from the ABC show “Twin Peaks,” will hopefully explain why his now grown daughter (Chloe Bennet) was left in an orphanage to be raised without knowing who she really is. As seen on the first season’s finale of “Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D,” Raina had walked in and handed a photo of Skye to an unseen man and stated that his daughter had been found. Skye has been searching for information on her past, but it looks like her past has found her instead.

The actor’s most recent role has been on NBC’s “Believe,” as well as “How I Met Your Mother.” In addition, many other actors have joined the cast recently. Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue) was just announced as agent Alphonso Mackenzie. Also on tap for season two is Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as knife-wielding agent Isabelle Hartly, Reed Diamond (Dollhouse) as Daniel Whitehall, Simon Kassianides (Nikita) as Bakshi, and British newcomer Nick Blood (Trollied) as Lance Hunter.

In addition to the revelation of her father, Skye will also have to deal with her feelings for Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), who turned out to be the villain in season one. It may be that Ward will end up working with the team, maybe even getting a chance to redeem himself in the sophomore season of the show, as hinted during a session with the cast at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” Season 2 premieres on September 23 on ABC. What do you think of these new characters being introduced on the show?