Kim Cattrall has landed a major recurring role in the upcoming “How I Met Your Father” series. 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, Cattrall will play the future version of Hilary Duff’s character 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 previously announced cast includes Francia Raisa (Grown-ish), Tom Ainsley (Versailles), Tien Tran (Space Force), Daniel Augustin (David Makes Man) and Suraj Sharma (God Friended Me), Josh Peck (Turner & Hooch) and Ashley Reyes ( American Gods).
Cattrall is best known for her starring role as Samantha Jones in the hit HBO series Sex in the City. Other credits include Police Academy, Porky’s, Big Trouble in Little China and 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The actress was most recently seen in the Fox series Filthy Rich.
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. 20th Television is the studio.
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+.