Casting is officially underway for the How I Met Your Mother spin-off series! (I am practically jumping up and down in my seat writing this!)
The series, titled How I Met Your Dad, will be focused on a main character called Sally, who is the “new” Ted Mosby. The series will follow Sally’s adventures through the city as she dates all the wrong guys, before meeting the right one. While many had been hoping that the series would focus on the newly introduced Mother from the original series, it doesn’t look like that’s the case – although perhaps we’ll get some intersecting storylines from time to time.
Here’s the scoop, via TVLine, on what the casting directors are looking for in the new characters:
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.