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Greta Gerwig to Star in How I Met Your Mother Spinoff

February 12, 2014  |  11:22am
Greta Gerwig to Star in <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> Spinoff

Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha, Lola Versus) is officially set to star in the spinoff of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, Deadline reports. The news comes after CBS reportedly met with 20th Century Fox TV last fall to pitch a spinoff from a female point of view, likewise to-be-titled How I Met Your Dad. Gerwig is additionally positioned to serve as a producer and writer for the show, which could move production from Los Angeles to New York.

From HIMYM creators Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey, How I Met Your Dad will reportedly center on Sally (Gerwig), a “female Peter Pan” who “has no idea where she’s going in life”—sound familiar, Gerwig fans? After separating from her husband of less than a year, Sally looks for solace in a group of close friends and family.

There are currently no relevant dates regarding production of the spinoff. How I Met Your Mother is set to wrap up with its hourlong series finale March 31 at 8 p.m. EST.

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