Cobie Smulders confirms talks for S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series

Cobie Smulders has admitted that she’s in talks for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, in a move that’d lend some continuity credibility to the small-screen spin-off.

In an interview with IAR , Smulders was asked about the possibility of appearing in the show, considering that she has a major role in a long-running sitcom.

“The commitments to [How I Met Your Mother] don’t affect it," Smulders responded. "And I can’t really say but there are definite talks about it."

If she does sign on, it’d be a wonderful win for the show. Smulders character was a popular addition to the franchise in The Avengers , and it’d certainly help the TV series feel genuinely connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rather than coming across as a cheap knock-off.

Plus, Smulders has the small screen experience from her gig on HIMYM .

Hill is the sidekick to Samuel L. Jackson’s big boss, Nick Fury: smart, level-headed and handy with a pistol.

Smulders went on to add that she intends to stay in the MCU for as long as possible, “Oh yeah! I’m very excited. I will do Maria Hill until they fire me and hire someone else to do it.”

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.