‘How I Met Your Dad’ Casting: Drew Tarver to Lead With Greta Gerwig in ‘HIMYM’ Spinoff
Apart from the divisive casting of indie darling Greta Gerwig and potential interest from Eliza Dushku, 'How I Met Your Dad' secured yet another lead. UCB and Groundlings vet Drew Tarver landed one of the five leading roles for the gender-inverted 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff, but as whom, you ask?
Via Deadline, the relatively unknown Tarver will take the role of Todd, Sally's (Gerwig) best friend and former college roommate, now married to Sally's brother Danny. Tarver previously appeared in the likes of NBC's canceled 'Animal Practice' and Adult Swim series 'Newsreaders,' along with several FunnyOrDie videos, and was previously granted a talent holding deal at CBS’ ninth annual Diversity Showcase as an LGBT participant.
Eliza Dushku notwithstanding, the still uncast roles of the spinoff include the narrating future Sally, Sally’s older gay brother Danny, energetic party-girl BFF Juliet, and Juliet’s coworker Frank, who harbors a one-sided crush on Sally (think reverse Robin). Also worth noting is that 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.