Is a spinoff of How I Met Your Mother in the works?
With over 200 episodes, CBS’ How I Met Your Mother was one of the network’s most successful shows.
The sitcom aired for nine seasons from 2005 to 2014, and now it’s being revived as a spinoff, told through the eyes of a new character named Sophie.
How I Met Your Mother will be followed by How I Met Your Father, which will launch on Hulu in early 2022.
Hilary Duff will play Sophie, who tells her son the narrative of how she met his father.
The episodes will take place in 2021, when Sophie and her pals will be navigating dating and everyday life.
Kim Cattrall, Chris Lowell, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, Francia Raisa, and Suraj Sharma will round out the group.
Pam Fryman, Carter Bays, and Craig Thomas, the creators of How I Met Your Mother, will produce How I Met Your Father, which will premiere in early 2022.
The creators of This Is Us and Love, Victor, Isaac Aptaker, and Elizabeth Berger, will write and executive produce How I Met Your Father.
“We are beyond happy to be bringing ‘How I Met Your Father’ to Hulu,” Aptaker and Berger told Variety about the sequel.
“Carter and Craig’s famous original series reinvented the half-hour comedy, and we’re really proud to be carrying the torch forward for the new generation – with Hilary Duff, no less!”
We’re excited for audiences to meet Sophie and her friends and see them grow up and find love in modern-day New York City.
“And we hope no one finds Bob Saget’s portrayal of old Hilary Duff’s voice strange.”
In 2013, CBS attempted to produce a sequel to How I Met Your Mother called How I Met Your Dad, but it was never picked up.
“I’ve been tremendously lucky in my career to play some fantastic characters and I’m looking forward to take on the part of Sophie,” Duff said in an Instagram video announcing the sequel.
“As a major fan of ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ I’m both honored and frightened that Carter and Craig would entrust me with their baby’s sequel.
“Isaac and Elizabeth are wonderful, and I’m looking forward to working with them and all of their brilliance.”
“Just fangirling over here getting to be a part of the Hulu Originals and 20th families,” she continued. I understand these are huge shoes to fill, and I’m looking forward to slipping my 6 12’s in!” Send us an email at [email protected], or… Brinkwire News in a Nutshell