Greta Gerwig to Star in How I Met Your Mother Spinoff

The indie darling will contribute writing and also serve as a producer

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It took eight seasons of CBS’s hit How I Met Your Mother before we saw the titular parent. Those hoping for an equally long run for the series’ spinoff now have their first look at the protagonist: indie film star Greta Gerwig.

Gerwig, best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performance in the 2012 comedy/drama Frances Hawill star in the spinoff, How I Met Your Dad, which will be helmed by HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. According to Entertainment Weekly, Gerwig will play Sally, “a female Peter Pan” who reveals in flashbacks her search for a partner after realizing she married the wrong man.

The actress will reportedly write for How I Met Your Dad as well as star, and also serve as a producer. Bays and Thomas are writing the script for the pilot, which will be shot in Los Angeles, but if the series in picked up by CBS, filming will reportedly take place in New York.