Greta Gerwig, the Frances Ha star, has been cast in the lead part for How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad.

Greta Gerwig To Star In How I Met Your Dad

How I Met Your Dad, which will feature the same general premise of its predecessor, will follow Gerwig’s character Sally’s dating mishaps as she searches for the man who will one day be the father to her children, reported E! News. There’s been no word yet on who will replace Bob Saget as the older version of the main character voiceover.

Differing from HIMYM, HIMYD will start with the protagonist being married. When Sally is introduced, she’s got a husband whom she’s entirely incompatible with. Suffering from a Peter Pan complex, Sally tries to battle her way through the dating field, with the good-intentioned assistance of her friends and family. Hilarious antics are sure to ensue.

On board for the spinoff are How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who wrote the pilot episode for CBS. Directing the pilot episode is their fellow HIMYM alum Pam Fryman.

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