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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Exclusive: Cobie Smulders Brings Agent Hill Back for May Sweeps

Cobie Smulders Agents of SHIELDMarvel’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.

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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.

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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.

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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.