Greta Gerwig to Star in CBS's Spin-Off HOW I MET YOUR DAD
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS's HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER spin-off HOW I MET YOUR DAD has found its leading lady. Greta Gerwig will star as Sally, as well as producing and writing for the series.
The spin-off comes from HIMYM creators and producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with Emily Spivey (Up All Night).
HIMYD's characters include:
"SALLY | She's vibrant, messy and unpredictable - a "female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she's going in life." She's thinking of calling it quits with her husband of a year, Gavin. She'll lean on her circle of friends for advice and support through the inevitable divorce. That circle includes...
JULIET | Sally's sexy, flamboyant, energetic, party-girl BFF. She runs a successful fashion blog. She's delighted to learn Sally is ending things with the terminally boring Gavin.
DANNY | Sally's older gay brother, a Type A, overachieving lawyer whom she shares little in common with. They nonetheless share a tight bond, although Sally's decision to move in with Danny after her split with Gavin promises to test that bond.
TODD | Danny's warm, outgoing husband and one of Sally's closest friends from college. Unlike Danny, Todd welcomes Sally into their home.
FRANK | The head of IT for Juliet's fashion blog. He's a hot nerd. He has genuine feelings for Sally, but it's a one-sided flirtation. At least for the moment.
NARRATOR | It's Sally from the future. She's reliving the events of her past to her kids."
Gerwig was nominated for a Golden Globe this year for her performance in the film Frances Ha, which she co-wrote with Noah Baumbach. Her upcoming big screen projects include The Humbling, Eden and Maggie's Plan. Among her past film credits are Lola Versus, To Rome with Love, Damsels in Distress, Arthur, No Strings Attached and more. Gerwig's past TV credits include China, IL, Young American Bodies, and the TV movies The Corrections and A NY Thing.