Greta Gerwig has taken the lead role in CBS' upcoming How I Met Your Mother spin-off How I Met Your Dad.

The show will be told from a female point of view and will have the Frances Ha actor playing the lead role of Sally. The female protagonist feels like she never grew up and has no idea where her life is headed. After realizing that she has nothing in common with her husband of a year and a divorce is inevitable, she finds comfort in her family and friend's advice.

The project will come from 20th Century Fox Television, who produced How I Met Your Mother. The series was first announced late last year with Up All Night's Emily Spivey, Carter Bays and Craig Thomasand producing and writing the pilot episode. How I Met Your Mother is currently in its final season.

The show will shoot in New York if it gets a series order.