Pam Fryman (How I Met Your Mother) has been tapped to executive produce and direct the pilot episode of the upcoming original series “How I Met Your Father.” The Hulu/Star original is a spinoff of How I Met Your Mother and was recently given the greenlight for a straight-to-series order.
The 10-episode comedy will star Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) and 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.
Pam Fryman directed all but twelve episodes of the smash hit, How I Met Your Mother which ran for 9 seasons. She has also directed episodes of Frasier, Friends, King of Queens, Just Shoot Me, and Two and a Half Men.
“My only complaint about my time on HIMYM was that it came to an end,” said Fryman in a statement. “I’m so excited to be stepping back into this world I love so much.”
“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.