In some pretty big news for HIMYM fans, a studio rep has confirmed that Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) has been added to the cast for the season finale. Appearing alongside Wilson will also be Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele). The addition of a female to a major season finale of course prompts the inevitable question: will Wilson be the “mother”?
For the time being, Wilson and Key have been signed on to play dinner partners at the same restaurant as bride-and-groom to be Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders), but there is always room for them to play a larger role in the next season.
Both Wilson and Key have a background in comedy which should serve them well on HIMYM. Wilson was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for two seasons, and Key was a cast member on MADtv for six seasons. In addition to his Comedy Central series Key and Peele, Key was recently cast in Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair’s USA Pilot. Wilson Wilson currently stars as Penny Hartz in the ABC ensemble comedy series Happy Endings, which will return to television on Friday, March 29th.
Do you think that Casey Wilson could be the long awaited “mother”, or is this just another bait-and-switch?