As How I Met Your Mother rides rides off into the sunset with a corpse in the saddle, the cast for its spin-off has completely come together now. The spin-off, as you recall, doesn’t involve any of the same characters, but it does use the same premise. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will stay on to produce, but the spin-off will be ran by Emily Spivey. The lead, Greta Gerwig, will also pitch in as a writer on the series.
Here’s where we are with the cast, and all the principal parts have now been put into place except including future Sally, the narrator who will tell the story, the casting of which was announced last night.
Sally — Greta Gerwig. The lead.
Gavin — Anders Holms. In Dad, Sally will enter the dating world in search of the father after her divorce to Gavin, who will also make up part of the friend group (I hope this doesn’t take him away from Workaholics).
Juliet — Tiya Sircar. Juliet will play Sally’s best friend, a fashion blogger (and she looks exactly like a best friend to Greta Gerwig should look).
Frank — Nick D’Agosto — Frank is the IT guy from Juliet, and a potential love interest. So, basically, Marshall. (I’m assuming this will take him away from Masters of Sex, where his character has just about been exhausted anyway).
Danny — Andrew Santino — Danny is the older brother to Sally, an uptight lawyer. (Santino plays a horrible man on Mixology, which will almost certainly be cancelled.)
Todd — Drew Tarver. Todd will play Danny’s husband. Twist
Finally, the narrator: Meg Ryan.