EW scooped our first look at Mallory Jansen as Madame Hydra, the classic Avengers/X-Men villain.
This will be Jansen’s fourth role on the series. The actress was introduced in the season 4 premiere as Aida, a Life Model Decoy created by Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah). The LMD was based on a real person, Agnes Kitsworth, whom Jansen also portrayed this season. She was a terminally ill former love interest of Radcliffe’s.
“Since we’re bringing back Hydra in the Framework, we thought we’d bring it back with a force to be reckoned with,” says executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. “Madame Hydra is a villain with the perfect combo of strength, sexy, and scary. We’ve thrown many challenges Mallory’s way and she’s always up for the task. We’re excited for fans to see how she makes Madame Hydra come to life.”
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“What If… ” – Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, APRIL 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.