Carter Bays, the show's co-creator, tweeted Sept. 27, "Here's another bit of #HIMYM casting propaganda: A guest appearance by our good friend @Lin_Manuel Miranda!"
Following the news, Miranda — a Tony winner for the original score of In the Heights — retweeted a message from co-creator and executive producer Craig Thomas, which read, "So excited to have @Lin_Manuel joining us on #HIMYM -- meant to be!" Miranda added, "You guys. YOU GUYS!"
The series, which returned for its final season Sept. 23, also features Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor and Jason Segel.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.