Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will kick off its May sweeps run by bringing back a survivor of the Winter Soldier’s reign of terror.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Cobie Smulders — who has played S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill on the big screen in both The Avengers and the Captain America sequel — will reprise the character in the Tuesday, April 29 episode of TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Smulders, whose How I Met Your Mother run ended March 31, previously appeared in the ABC series’ pilot.
This will mark the first time the Marvel faithful have seen Maria Hill since the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which hinted at a new line of work for the fierce femme.
TVLine can also confirm that Hill will play a large role in the May sweeps episode, and that those who have clamored for a Coulson/Hill team-up will get it, punctuated by lots of action.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Marvel-verse biggie Samuel L. Jackson filmed his own Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. encore, for when Nick Fury resurfaces in the May 13 season finale.