Coulson has officially been replaced. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” revealed that the director had left his prestigious position to go after Daisy in the finale. In Season 4, a new director will be introduced, and it looks like S.H.I.E.L.D. opted not to promote from within the team. A new character is replacing Coulson.

Jason O’Mara will play the new director, Marvel revealed Monday. The character hasn’t been named yet, but that’s likely because the show wants to hide his comic book origins for now. The report teases that his character was created back in the 1940s. There are only a few S.H.I.E.L.D. directors who haven’t been established in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, including Colonel Rick Stoner, G.W. Bridge and Capt. Jacob “Ski” Strzeszewski. Neither Bridge nor Stoner were created as early as the 1940s, but of course, the ABC drama may have avoided adding someone who was a director in the comics.

Executive producer Jeph Loeb said that the “Good Wife” alum’s character will affect all of the agents. “Bringing Jason into the mix as the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. forces everyone, particularly Coulson [Clark Gregg], to reevaluate their role in the Agency,” Loeb said in a statement. “Jason has both the physical presence and acting dynamics that will connect with and challenge even the most loyal agent.”

The introduction of O’Mara’s character might shock some fans. There was much speculation that May (Ming-Na Wen), Coulson’s right hand woman, would take over the role. Yet Gregg warned that a new character would likely score the job.

“I suspect, in the wake of the Sokovia Accords and the end of ‘Civil War,’ the people involved in choosing who the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be are other than in-house S.H.I.E.L.D. people,” Gregg told Entertainment Weekly in June. “If I know my government bureaucracies, I have a feeling it will be someone somewhat less qualified than Coulson to run S.H.I.E.L.D.”

O’Mara shared his excitement for the new role on Twitter, but he wasn’t allowed to say anything more than the fact that he is the new director. He joked that he’d be making Coulson’s office “cooler.”

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 4 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.

Jason O'Mara Agents of SHIELD Jason O’Mara will play the new director in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 4. The actor is pictured at the Oscar Wilde Awards on Feb. 25, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Getty Images