Cobie Smulders Will Star in ABC’s Stumptown Adaptation

Although Cobie Smulders has portrayed Maria Hill for the better part of a decade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she is about to add another comic book adaptation to her resume. According to Deadline, Smulders will portray Dex Parios in a TV series based on Oni Press’ Stumptown. ABC is developing the new show.

Greg Rucka and artist Matthew Southworth created Stumptown in 2009. It follows Dex Parios, an army vet turned private detective who operates her own practice, Stumptown Investigations, in Portland, Oregon. Of course, Dex is a skilled detective. However, she’s hampered by a gambling addiction that leaves her in substantial debt with some unsavory characters. The series description calls her a “whip-smart, hard-luck heroine you can’t help but get behind. Once a decorated Military Intelligence officer overseas, Dex is now back home in Portland, Oregon, unable to hold down a steady job, spinning her wheels, running up gambling debts, waiting for trouble to catch up with her — and so it does.”

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Aside from her MCU presence, which began with The Avengers in 2012, Smulders is best known for starring as Robin Scherbatsky for nine seasons on How I Met Your Mother. She also had a lead role on the recently canceled Netflix comedy series, Friends from College.

Stumptown comes from writer Jason Richman, who will executive produce the series alongside Venom and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer. Rucka, Southworth, and Justin Greenwood will produce as well. Additionally, another one of Rucka’s books, The Old Guard, was recently picked up by Netflix for a film adaptation. Rucka is writing the movie’s screenplay.

Are you a fan of Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth’s Stumptown? Who would you cast to play the series’ supporting characters? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!