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Cobie Smulders’ Anticipated Graphic Novel Adaptation Stumptown Is Coming To CTV

A series featuring a kick-ass (and complicated) woman with serious sass and the skills to back it up? Sign us up for this incoming drama, which is based on the graphic novel series of the same name.

Who’s in it

Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Tantoo Cardinal (Frontier), Cole Sibus (Spare Room), Adrian Martinez (The Blacklist: Redemption), Camryn Manheim (The Magicians) Michael Ealy (Almost Human), and Jake Johnson (Jurassic World).

The pitch

A fast-paced action series revolving around Dex Parios (Smulders), an army-vet-turned-PI who isn’t afraid to get down and dirty in order to bring in a criminal. Her questionable tactics are effective, although they don’t always align with the law enforcement she sometimes aligns herself with.

The sell

Not only is Stumptown one of the buzziest pilots to emerge from the recent U.S. upfronts, but so far the trailer is the most-watched and shared of all the newly announced shows (it nabbed more than 16 million views in the first week alone). We can totally see why. Smulders has been on fuego ever since her days on How I Met Your Mother, going on to star in Friends From College and also making a mark on the Marvel universe thanks to her role as Maria Hill.
She’s a natural sell as the unapologetic Dex, and the project itself feels timely in the wake of the Time’s Up movement. Also cool? This one is set in Portland (hence the title), which is a place we want to see more of on the small screen. Add in some great throwback music in the trailer, and we’re sold.

When you can watch it

Stumptown is coming to CTV this fall. Check out the trailer below.