Greta Gerwig has landed the leading role on the How I Met Your Mother spin-off How I Met Your Dad, TVGuide.com has learned.
From HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, as well as Up All Night creator Emily Spivey, the comedy pilot tells a brand new story from the point of a view of a woman named Sally (Gerwig).
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Sally is described as a female Peter Pan, who has never grown up and has no idea of where she's going in life. She has just figured out that she has nothing in common with her husband of less than a year. A breakup is inevitable, but Sally will find a solid circle of support in her friends and family, who are often too willing to give "good" advice that can backfire badly. Meanwhile, Sally must sift through the input and decide what's best for her.
Gerwig, who will also write and produce HIMYD, was most recently received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in Frances Ha.
How I Met Your Dad is slated to shoot its pilot in Los Angeles, but will move production to New York should the comedy be picked up to series.
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