What's Next for 'How I Met Your Mother' Cast Now That the Series Is Over?
After nine years, How I Met Your Mother is finally coming to an end. Monday night marks the last chapter in the lives of Ted, Robin, Barney, Marshall, and Lily, at least until the inevitable reunion movie or next Segel/Harris Les Miserables duet. It's been a long and bumpy road to the series' end, but now that it's all over, we can't imagine having to say goodbye.
Thankfully, we don't have to for long. While the show itself may only exist in re-runs from now on, many of its stars are going to be everywhere over the next few years, and we couldn't be happier. A few key members of the HIMYM cast have dangerously clear schedules, but we're confident that they'll fill them up before long — or at least they better, because we can't deal with not seeing our favorite TV friends on-screen again soon. Here's what the HIMYM has next on their plates.
It’s hard to imagine Radnor playing anyone other than Ted Mosby, but after tonight, we’re going to have to try. Although his only current post-Mother project is voicing a documentary called The Galapagos Affair, it’s doubtful Radnor’s slate will be empty for long. Over the last few years, the actor has proved he’s a triple threat, directing, writing, and starring in two critically acclaimed films, including 2012’s criminally underrated Liberal Arts. If Radnor’s future projects are anywhere as good as his past ones, then the former Ted Mosby is going to have a long career ahead of him.
Neil Patrick Harris
Let’s be real for a sec: Neil Patrick Harris was always too good for How I Met Your Mother. Sure, Barney was the best, but we all know NPH’s talents are way too big to be contained in a half-hour sitcom. The actor shines in films and on the stage, and luckily for us, he’ll be showing up in both this year. In the coming months, Harris will appear in Gone Girl and A Million Ways to Die in the West , and as of this past weekend, he’s starring in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch . That’s a whole lot of NPH in 2014 — but we’re certainly not complaining.
Robin may now be married to Barney, but off-screen, Smulders’s life is decidedly unsentimental. The actress, who recently voiced Wonder Woman in The Lego Movie , will be reprising her Avengers role as Agent Maria Hill in both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In non-superhero-related news, Smulders is also starring in They Came Together , an upcoming Sundance-loved comedy with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.
For those who don’t watch HIMYM, Segel is known much better for his feature films than he is for his TV roles, and for good reason. Over the past several years, Segel has showed off his leading man skills with Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You, Man, and The Five-Year-Engagement, among others. In July, he’ll be playing the funny man once more in Sex Tape, but it’s his much more serious turn as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour that’s garnering the most attention.
As of now, Hannigan has only one post-Mother project lined up, but it’s a good one. The actress behind some of the best sidekicks in TV is set to get her first major leading role in More Time With Family , a CBS comedy pilot produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. No premiere date’s been set, but the sooner this amazing-sounding series come to life, the better.
She may not have been a part of the show for long, but there’s no question that The Mother made an impact. Off-screen, Milioti is set to do the same. After starring in Broadway’s Once and stealing scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street, the actress’ next gig is a thriller called The Occupants. After, she’ll star in A to Z , a Rashida Jones-produced NBC comedy about the relationship trajectory of a young couple.
He may not be a cast member, but Saget’s been an integral part of HIMYM for nine years. As the show’s narrator, he’s guided us through each episode, in a voice so trustworthy that it’s hard to believe it belongs to the guy who makes his living telling jokes like this. Now that the series is over, Saget will be focusing on his comedy, touring Australia and appearing in Alan Thicke’s “faux-reality show” Unusually Thicke, which will also feature several other members of the HIMYM ensemble.