‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff Update: Meet the Cast of ‘How I Met Your Dad’!
'How I Met Your Mother' continues racing to the finish line at the end of the aisle this March, but it may not be long before the cycle begins anew with the proposed spinoff of 'How I Met Your Dad.' We knew the new series wouldn't be a carbon copy flipping the script exactly, but take a look at who's in the running for the next MacLaren's gang with the full cast description of CBS' forthcoming 'How I Met Your Dad'!
Earlier, we'd heard rumblings that the new lead female character would go by the name "Sally," narrating the story to her future children, just as in the original series. There's a bit of a twist this time around, however, as we learn from the 'How I Met Your Dad' casting descriptions that Sally is herself already married, but not to the father of her children! See the new gang for yourself (via TVLine):
SALLY | She’s vibrant, messy and unpredictable — a “female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life.” She’s thinking of calling it quits with her husband of a year, Gavin. She’ll lean on her circle of friends for advice and support through the inevitable divorce. That circle includes…
JULIET | Sally’s sexy, flamboyant, energetic, party-girl BFF. She runs a successful fashion blog. She’s delighted to learn Sally is ending things with the terminally boring Gavin.
DANNY | Sally’s older gay brother, a Type A, overachieving lawyer whom she shares little in common with. They nonetheless share a tight bond, although Sally’s decision to move in with Danny after her split with Gavin promises to test that bond.
TODD | Danny’s warm, outgoing husband and one of Sally’s closest friends from college. Unlike Danny, Todd welcomes Sally into their home.
FRANK | The head of IT for Juliet’s fashion blog. He’s a hot nerd. He has genuine feelings for Sally, but it’s a one-sided flirtation. At least for the moment.
NARRATOR | It’s Sally from the future. She’s reliving the events of her past to her kids.
So far, we know relatively little of the proposed spinoff, other than that 'HIMYM' creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have recruited 'Up All Night' creator Emily Spivey to more accurately capture a female voice for the spinoff. Additionally, where first it was thought that we'd meet at least some of the new cast in the final episodes of 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'How I Met Your Dad' will in fact film its own pilot independent of any of the established characters, at least for now.
Well, what do you think? It certainly seems like a merry bunch with plenty of variation from the original cast, but can 'How I Met Your Dad' recapture the same magic as to live up to the likes of Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris? Give us your thoughts on the spinoff in the comments!