Greta Gerwig Will Star As The Mother In “How I Met Your Mother” SpinoffBy: Tobias Roth - February 12, 2014
How I Met Your Mother has captivated audiences for nine seasons now, and on March 31st, the show will be departing. However, a new show called How I Met Your Dad will be starting, and Greta Gerwig will play the lead role.
The new show will be similar to How I Met Your Mother, although it will be told from the female perspective. Midway through the current season of How I Met Your Mother, CBS announced that a spin-off would be happening.
The cast will be completely new, although the bar McClaren’s that the characters have hung out in for the past nine seasons will stay with the new show. It will be brought to audiences by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who were the creators and executive producers of How I Met Your Mother.
Greta Gerwig will also serve as an executive producer for How I Met Your Dad. Her previous film credits include Greenberg, To Rome With Love, and a handful of other comedies. The indie actress will also star in the upcoming romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan.
Greta Gerwig has been enjoying great success like never before in the past year with the help of her film Frances Ha. She co-wrote the film with her husband Noah Baumbach, who also directed it, and to everyone’s surprise, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the film.
She said she could not believe that she was nominated and swore that they must have made a mistake following her nomination. Gerwig was nominated for Best Actress In A Musical Or Comedy, but eventually lost to Amy Adams for her role in American Hustle.
In describing the role that Greta Gerwig will play in the upcoming sitcom, CBS made a statement saying that she will portray “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 break-up 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 filter out the input and decide what’s best for her.”
How I Met Your Dad is one of the most anticipated spin-off series’ after following its predecessor that starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Segel. However, some people also feel that the show has simply gone on long enough, and that a spin-off is unnecessary.
Greta Gerwig is a bit of a surprising choice for the role since she has come to be known as a indie filmmaker and actress, and has never been the face of a prime-time television show before. If the new show lasts anywhere near as long as How I Met Your Mother, she will be stuck with the gig for a long time.
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