A sequel/spinoff to the famous sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”, titled “How I Met Your Father”, starring Hilary Duff has been Straight-To-Series ordered at Hulu for 10 episodes. The new series will see the creator reverse the gender role with Duff playing the role of Sophie.
According to Variety, “Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father, a story that catapults us back to the year 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.” Additionally, Variety states that it is still unclear how/if the new show will tie in with the original series.
This new series “How I Met Your Father”, comes from “This Is Us” co-showrunners and “Love, Victor” co-creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who will serve as writers and executive producers on the news series. Along with “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are also onboard as executive producers. Adam Londy serving as co-executive producer, with 20th Television will produce the new series as it did with the original.
Hilary Duff will both produce and play Sophie, in the “How I Met Your Father” series. Duff is very excited for this new series as this is her first TV project and said that “she has been incredibly lucky in her career for getting to play some wonderful characters and is looking forward to taking on the role of Sophie.”
For those who don’t know “How I Met Your Father” is not the first gender-flipped sequel for the famous sitcom. Previously, a show called “How I Met Your Dad” was suppose to be the sequel and air during the 2014—2015 season. But CBS never ordered it and it never made it to the silver screen.
The original “How I Met Your Mother” series aired on CBS for nine seasons and 208 episodes from 2005-2014, starring Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby, Cobie Smulders as Robin, Jason Segel as Marshall, Alyson Hannigan as Lily, and Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson. Bob Saget voiced the narrator, an older version of Radnor’s character Ted.