Brandon Micheal Hall has joined the cast of the “How I Met Your Father” series in a recurring role. The Hulu/Star original is a spinoff of How I Met Your Mother and will star Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) and Chris Lowell (Glow, Promising Young Women).
In “How I Met Your Father,” Duff stars as Sophie, who is telling her son the story of how she met his father, much like Josh Radnor (and Bob Saget’s) Ted Mosby did in the original series. The story starts in 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.
According to Deadline, Hall will play Ian. Handsome, smart, funny, Ian is Sophie’s Tinder match who finally meets her in person for the first time
Additional cast previously announced include Francia Raisa (Grown-ish), Tom Ainsley (Versailles), Tien Tran (Space Force), and Suraj Sharma (God Friended Me).
Hall is best known for his roles in CBS’ God Friended Me and ABC’s The Mayor. He can be seen next in Amazon Studios/BBC One psychological drama series Chloe.
Pam Fryman, who directed all but twelve episodes of How I Met Your Mother, has been tapped to executive produce and direct the pilot episode.
The show is created by This Is Us producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Pam Fryman, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, creators of the original show, will also executive produce.
How I Met Your Mother aired on CBS for nine seasons with over 200 episodes from 2005-2014. The series starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, and Alyson Hannigan. Bob Saget provided the voice of the narrator, an older version of Radnor’s character Ted Mosby.
Filming for the series is reportedly underway in Los Angeles, California. A release date has not been set yet for Hulu in the United States or internationally on Star on Disney+.