The second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been slowly ramping up the Inhuman-related developments that have been in the series background for some time. Now with Skye aka Daisy Johnson's (Chloe Bennett) abilities beginning to manifest per the midseason finale, it only seems natural that another of her kind would be needed to ease her transition.
So it goes that Luke Mitchell (The Tomorrow People) will be joining the cast as an Inhuman named Lincoln who will help Skye understand the true extent of her transformation. And yes, just in case it needed to be clarified, Skye is indeed an Inhuman.
Here's what Marvel's Head of TV Jeph Loeb had to say regarding the new addition:
With the revelations surrounding Skye’s true identity in the Winter Finale, we knew we’d be introducing more Inhumans as our story progressed...the charming energy Luke brings to the role will make him a character to watch as we continue our season.
Mitchell's new character will surely be the first of many, given that The Inhumans are clearly becoming the backbone of both Marvel's cinematic universe and publishing line. The day that Lockjaw appears on my screen will be a wonderful day indeed.