“How I Met Your Mother” is drawing to a close to make way for the spin-off, “How I Met Your Dad”. According to a new report by TV Line, the casting for the new comedy show has already started with a twentysomething character named Sally at the center of the new journey. Sally has a husband of one year named Gavin and apparently she is already “thinking of calling it quits” with him. Sally’s circle of friends include best friend Juliet and “a hot nerd” named Frank. She will have an older brother Danny who is married to Todd and the narrator will be a Sally from the future, mimicking the flashback format of the original series. We can also expect “How I Met Your Dad” to be filmed as a stand-alone and not as a back-door pilot. Big bonus, MacLaren’s Pub will also feature in the spin-off.
Check out the character descriptions (courtesy of tvline.com)
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