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Agents of SHIELD – Cobie Smulders talks about reprising her role beyond the Pilot

By Travis
August 6, 2013

Cobie Smulders is poised to have a grand start to the 2013-14 TV season.

The actress on Sept. 23 will launch the ninth and final season of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother followed on Sept. 24 by a high-profile cameo in ABC’s Avengers follow-up Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD .

Smulders is set to reprise her Avengers role as Agent Maria Hill in the Marvel drama from Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. She signed on as a cameo in the pilot as the Command Center boss to Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg ) — who was mysteriously brought back to life the character perished in The Avengers.

While Smulders is contractually obligated to How I Met Your Mother , the actress remains open to returning to ABC’s SHIELD.

“I’m up for it, it’s just a matter of the direction that they decide to go with the show,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t know how much they’ll be at the Command Center and how much they need me around. If it works out organically with the story line, then I’d be happy to come in but I truly don’t know.”

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