Indie film queen Greta Gerwig just voluntarily relinquished her crown.
The beautiful star of Damsels in Distress, Frances Ha and Baghead just scored a deal to headline CBS’s How I Met Your Mother spinoff.
The show, to be called How I Met Your Dad, will allow Gerwig to produce and possibly write as well.
Gerwig will play Sally, a female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life. She has just figured out that she has nothing in common with her husband of less than a year. A break-up is inevitable, but Sally will find a solid circle of support in her friends and family, who are often too willing to give “good” advice that can backfire badly. Meanwhile, Sally must filter out the input and decide what’s best for her.
The move clearly crushed Gerwig’s hipster cred, witness IndieWire.com’s reaction to the news, headlined, “Let’s Not Immediately Hate on Greta Gerwig’s New TV Gig”