Hulu has greenlit a straight-to-series order for a spinoff of How I Met Your Mother. The comedy will be titled How I Met Your Father and will star Hilary Duff and newly announced Chris Lowell (Glow, Promising Young Women).
In the new series, 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.
Duff recently spoke with SXM and teased a potential return of the original How I Met Your Mother cast members: Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, and Josh Radnor. The actress shared that they are actively working on the possibility of some surprise appearances, “Hopefully we’ll have some fun guest appearances from the original cast.“
How I Met Your Father will be written and executive produced by creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (Love, Victor). Executive producers are How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with Adam Londy. 20th Television is producing with Hilary Duff set as a producer.
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.