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Marvel's Secret Invasion series adds another cast member

Christopher McDonald in Boardwalk Empire
(Image credit: HBO)

Christopher McDonald is the latest addition to the cast of Secret Invasion, the upcoming Marvel series on Disney Plus, Deadline (opens in new tab) reports.

Secret Invasion will follow a group of Skrulls, shape-shifting aliens who have been infiltrating Earth for years. In an interview with Comic Book (opens in new tab), Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said the show will tap into "the paranoia elements of the Secret Invasion comic series that was great with the twists and turns that that took." 

McDonald joins existing cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Killian Scott. Jackson will reprise his MCU role as Nick Fury, while Mendelsohn returns as Talos, a Skrull who previously appeared in Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home, and One Night in Miami star Ben-Adir will play the show's primary antagonist. However, in typical Marvel fashion, nothing about McDonald's character is known just yet. 

Kyle Bradstreet is on board as head writer – he previously worked as an executive producer and screenwriter on the Rami Malek-led series Mr. Robot, which was nominated for multiple Emmys and Golden Globes over the course of its four-year run. 

McDonald's recent roles include the Netflix movie We Could Be Heroes and the HBO comedy series Hacks. He's also known for his performances in movies like Thelma & Louise, Happy Gilmore, and Requiem for a Dream.

While we wait for Secret Invasion to arrive on the streamer sometime in 2022, check out our list of the best shows on Disney Plus that you can watch right now and make sure you're up to date with our guide to Marvel Phase 4.

Emily Garbutt

I’m an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering everything film and TV-related across the Total Film and SFX sections. I help bring you all the latest news and also the occasional feature too. I’ve previously written for publications like HuffPost and i-D after getting my NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism.