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Hulu Announces ‘How I Met Your Father’ Cast

Last month, it was revealed that filming for the upcoming series “How I Met Your Father”  would reportedly begin on August 2nd in Los Angeles, California. 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).

Today, Hulu announced additional cast members which you can see in the Tweet below:

Francia Raisa (Grown-ish), Tom Ainsley (Versailles), Tien Tran (Space Force),  and Suraj Sharma (God Friended Me) are all set to join Duff and Lowell in the new series.

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 The DisInsider, the new role breakdowns are as follows:

Raisa will play Valentina, Sophie’s (Duff) roommate. She’s an aspiring stylist and Sophie’s great friend. She’s impulsive and adventurous and Sophie relies on Valentina’s ability to cheer her up when she gets down. Valentina has just come back from London Fashion Week with the gorgeous, British Charlie. Ainsley plays Charlie, an aspiring model who fell in love with Sophie’s roommate Valentina (Raisa) (an aspiring stylist) at London Fashion Week and followed her to New York. The son of conservative aristocrats, Charlie’s a great guy but he’s been living in a rich person’s bubble his whole life. Tran is Ellen, Jesse’s adopted sister, who just moved to New York from a small farming town after separating from her wife. Ellen’s more comfortable on an organic lettuce field than in a Brooklyn dive bar. Sharma portrays Sid, Jesse’s best friend and roommate. He’s a new bar owner and plays the optimist to Jesse’s cynicism.

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.

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