It's official: Cobie Smulders is joining ABC's Joss Whedon superhero drama series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the How I Met Your Mother star has worked out a deal with producer ABC Studios and Marvel Television to reprise her role as Agent Maria Hill from Whedon's The Avengers film.
Sources tell THR that Smulders is so far set for a one-off cameo role in the pilot because she's contractually committed to CBS' How I Met Your Mother, though the actress could return for another similar spot in the future.
"I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD. She's cool and commanding and has the dry humor that plays so well with Clark's [Gregg]. Also, if she's in it, I get to hang out with Cobie," Whedon said in a statement to THR.