A 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-Off Starring Hilary Duff Is All Set To Arrive

A 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-Off Starring Hilary Duff Is All Set To Arrive

Titled 'How I Met Your Father', the show will tell the tale of how Duff's character Sophie meets her husband.

A new How I Met Your Mother sequel series called How I Met Your Father is all set to arrive on Hulu with Hilary Duff in the lead role. The series is being helmed by This Is Us co-showrunners and Love, Victor co-creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who are being credited as writers and executive producers. According to Variety, a logline of the upcoming series reads: "In the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options." A source close to the project has revealed that details on how the new show will tie into the original are still unclear.



Creators of the original, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, are also said to be on board as executive producers. Duff will also produce the show besides starring, while Adam Londy will be a co-executive producer. 20th Television will produce the series like the original, and both Berger and Aptaker have signed an overall deal at the studio. Expressing her excitement at getting to play Sophie, Duff said: "I’ve been incredibly lucky in my career to play some wonderful characters and I’m looking forward to taking on the role of Sophie,” said Duff. “As a huge fan of ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ I’m honored and even a little nervous that Carter and Craig would trust me with the sequel of their baby. Isaac and Elizabeth are brilliant, and I can’t wait to work alongside them and all of their genius. Just fangirling over here getting to join the Hulu Originals and 20th families. I realize these are big shoes to fill and I’m excited to slip my 6 ½’s in there!"



In a joint statement, Aptaker and Berger said: "We are beyond excited to be bringing ‘How I Met Your Father’ to Hulu. Carter and Craig’s iconic original series revolutionized the half-hour comedy, and we are so honored to be carrying the torch forward for the next generation – and with Hilary Duff no less! We can’t wait for audiences to meet Sophie and her crew, and watch them come into their own and find love in modern-day New York City. And we hope nobody thinks it’s weird that Bob Saget will be playing old Hilary Duff’s voice."  This is the second such attempt to create a follow-up to How I Met Your Mother and comes years after CBS ordered a pilot for How I Met Your Dad in 2013 with Greta Gerwig and Meg Ryan as the narrator. However, the show was not picked up for a full series.



Writers Bays and Thomas are pretty thrilled with the opportunity to bring their magnum opus in a brand new form. "Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story: It’s the story of how two writers got lucky enough to make their dream TV show for nine seasons and now get to pass the torch to an inspired new creative team with their own incredible story to tell, the story of ‘How I Met Your Father,'" they said. "We are honored by their passion and vision, and look forward to helping them tell a legendary new story. (Thanks to all the ‘HIMYM’ fans out there who waited for it.)"






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