Greta Gerwig Explains How Spinoff Will Be Different From 'How I Met Your Mother'

Star of the new series says expect another type of show.

April 3, 2014 — -- People are still talking about the finale of "How I Met Your Mother" and having to say goodbye to one of their favorite TV shows.

Enter "How I Met Your Dad," starring Greta Gerwig.

The series comes from the same creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays that brought you "HIMYM" -- but Gerwig said don't expect the same show.

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"It's going to be different than the original," she told Vulture. "When the premise of the show is that it's a young man looking for his true love, it's a very different feeling than a young woman looking for her true love. But I'm so nervous about it that I have trouble talking about it."

Since the show hasn't been picked up yet, Gerwig is hopeful but not making any long-term plans just yet.

"I just want it to really exist," she said. "And it would shoot here in New York, which would be really special. Craig and Carter are making it, too, and Emily Spivey is so funny and great. She wrote for 'SNL' for a long time, and wrote the show 'Up All Night,' and I'm in love with her."

Gerwig also spoke about that "How I Met Your Mother" finale that had so many people talking this week.

"I loved it so much. I feel like they're such great humanists in television and they have such big hearts even though they're such funny people. I loved it," she said.

In fact, she wanted Ted and Robin to end up together.

"I'm such a schmaltzy person. It's like, yes, I know that 'Annie Hall' is the best ending of all time when they don't end up together," she said. "But really, in my heart of heart of hearts. ... I love in 'When Harry Met Sally' when they end up together."