How I Met Your Mother fans may never see another Robin Sparkles music video, but we can still catch Cobie Smulders on the small screen. Cobie has confirmed that she will be taking Agent Maria Hill to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after her successful supporting roles in The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Cobie's first episode will be air April 29, meaning that Robin fans have to survive less than a month without the brunette Canadian.
And Maria's presence might also be a boon for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Her no-nonsense supporting role in Captain America showed a lot more range than her brief appearances in Avengers. It has already been hinted that she will be partnering with Coulson, which might make for a powerful secret-agent duo, filling the void left by Melinda May's betrayal this season. The seamless integration between Captain America's plotline and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s has shown how much Marvel Studios is invested in a unified multiverse, and loaning Maria Hill to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. feels like the natural next step.
Cobie's move to the show might also boost the faltering ratings: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had its worst week yet in ratings this week, meaning either that the ratings system has once again forgotten about the existence of Hulu, or that the Marvel magic has worn off for this show. Showrunners are probably hoping that inserting a new, loyal ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent will help the situation, but they will have to continue building her character to keep the good Maria Hill vibes going.
Whatever the reasons for her part on the show, it's exciting to see Cobie Smulders on TV again, and we can't wait to see her, along with a guest-starring Nick Fury, in May.