It looks like Greta Gerwig is your new lead for CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spin-off, How I Met Your Dad. Gerwig will not only star front and center in the pilot, but will also earn a producer credit should it go to series. Known most recently for co-writing and starring in the feature comedy drama Frances Ha, Gerwig is also expected to make writing contributions to the project from Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and EP Emily Spivey. Hit the jump for more.
We recently heard from Bays and Thomas about the series finale of HIMYM as well as a teaser for HIMYD, but news of Gerwig in the lead was kept quiet until tonight. As THR reports, the brand-new story with a new cast changes up the central voice. “Gerwig will play the lead role of Sally, 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.” Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!