This March sees the end of How I Met Your Mother on CBS but the fun won’t necessarily stop when the show ends. The network has already green-lit a spinoff called How I Met Your Dad and casting is getting underway to find out new group of friends to follow.
The structure of the new show will mirror the structure of How I Met Your Mother, only rather than following Ted’s journey to finding the mother of his children, the story will follow Sally on her quest to finding the father of her future children.
Just like the current show, the format will see the story told through one giant flashback and today TVLine discovered the character outlines for the new group of friends.
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.
How I Met Your Dad is set for a fall debut, meaning we could see these roles filled rather quickly as shooting is scheduled to begin soon.
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