It was interesting that with all the people that were brought back in the Framework last season on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) were absent. Both are fan-favorite characters that were written out of the series for a potential spinoff that never happened. Marvel's Most Wanted had a pilot shot, but was not given a series order by ABC.
This morning, EW.com is reporting that Blood will be reprising his mercenary role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5. Lance Hunter first appeared in Season 2, when S.H.I.E.L.D. has all but collapsed and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) was trying to keep thing together. Coulson turned to whomever he could — including a merc that was formerly married to another agent. Lance and Bobbi reconnected and were together when they were disavowed by S.H.I.E.L.D. at the end of Season 3 — which was the setup for the spinoff series.
EW also shared the image of Blood on the set, reading over a script.
No word on why or how he's coming back. The likelihood of Palicki making an appearance is very slim, now that she is a regular on the new Fox series The Orville.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is expected to return this fall after the 8-episode run of Marvel's Inhumans.