Cobie Smulders to Star in ABC’s Drama Pilot ‘Stumptown’ From ‘Venom’ Director

Former “HIMYM” star will play a private detective in Portland

Last Updated: February 25, 2019 @ 3:11 PM

Cobie Smulders will star in ABC’s drama pilot, “Stumptown” from Jason Richman and executive produced by “Venom” director Ruben Fleischer.

The “How I Met Your Mother” star will play the lead, Dex Parios. Inspired by the graphic novels, “Stumptown” follows Parios, a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.

Smulders starred for nine seasons on the CBS sitcom, “How I Met Your Mother” as Robin Scherbatsky from 2005 to 2014. More recently, she starred for two seasons on the Netflix comedy, “Friends From College,” which was just canceled.

On the big screen, Smulders portrayed S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill in Marvel films “The Avengers,” “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (and had cameos in a pair of episodes of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”). Though she was last seen turning into dust in the end-credits scene of “Avengers: Infinity War,” she’ll return in this summer’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

“Stumptown” is from ABC Studios and includes Dave Bernad, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, Justin Greenwood as executive producers.