How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders will officially make her broadcast TV return in a new, private eye-themed drama.

Based on the Stumptown graphic novel series, the as-yet untitled show follows Smulders’ character Dex Parios, a clever Army veteran who works as a private investigator in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Smulders most recently appeared in Netflix’s Friends From College, but she's still best-known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky in the hugely popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

Marvel fans, of course, will be aware of her role as agent Maria Hill in various Marvel Cinematic Universe films and the TV spin-off Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In other TV news, Billions has been renewed by Showtime for a fifth season. Currently airing on Sky Atlantic on Wednesdays, the fourth run sees former enemies Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) in an uneasy alliance.