Irish actress and former Love/Hate star Ruth Negga has landed a role on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Negga's stint on the hotly-anticipated ABC drama marks her first work in the US and another major breakthrough in her career.

Deadline reports that details of her character are yet to be revealed, though it has been confirmed that she will feature in multiple episodes.

Negga's past credits also include Misfits, Criminal Justice, Secret State and a role in the recent Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - which sees Clark Gregg reprise his big-screen role of Agent Phil Coulson - will premiere in Ireland on Sunday, September 29th on RTÉ Two.