Dove Cameron of Liv & Maddie fame has booked one of her first prominent gigs since the show’s end — and on Agents of SHIELD, no less. She’s basically going from one long-running and popular show to the next.
In a new post on Instagram, the actress (also known for her role in the Disney Channel’s Descendants franchise) confirmed for the first time that she is going to be appearing in the fifth season of the Marvel TV series. In what shouldn’t come as much of a shock though, she was whisked away by Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) before she had a chance to say anything else about the part. This was obviously pre-planned much in the way that most things pertaining to Marvel are. Of course, nobody within the world of Agents of SHIELD have an interest in revealing advance details as to what’s coming.
What we know about Agents of SHIELD season 5 at the moment is this: Filming has been underway for months, and the first batch of episodes seem to be set in outer space. The location for the second batch of episodes is what is shrouded in mystery for the time being. The producers of Agents of SHIELD shouldn’t be in any hurry to offer up some more information on that.
We do think that there is some strategy in terms of Cameron coming onto this show. For Agents of SHIELD, this play represents a chance for them to get some more attention from someone who has an enormous social-media following. If even 1% of Cameron’s followers choose to watch the show who aren’t already, it could make a big difference in Agents of SHIELD coming back. For her, this represents a chance for her to move beyond Disney Channel programming and establish herself as more of an adult performer in the mainstream. This also keeps her within the Disney family and if her role is prominent enough, it’s possible that she could end up shining elsewhere within the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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