Hulu has announced How I Met Your Father, a spin-off of the acclaimed How I Met Your Mother, as a direct to series production. The show will feature Hilary Duff in the main role of Sophie, who looks to be the equivalent of HIMYM‘s Ted Mosby. The actress will also serve as producer on the ten episode series.
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In describing the show, Hulu said:
“In the near future, 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.”
Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who created and oversaw How I Met Your Your Mother, will also served as the show’s executive producers. However, the production will be led by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who are also writing the show and are perhaps best known for This Is Us, Future, and Love.
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Speaking about How I Met Your Father, Hilary Duff noting that she was a fan of the original show. In a statement, she said:
“I’ve been incredibly lucky in my career to play some wonderful characters and I’m looking forward to taking on the role of Sophie. As a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, I’m honored and even a little nervous that Carter and Craig would trust me with the sequel of their baby.”
Ms. Duff also spoke about how she was excited to work with Hulu Originals, alongside the show’s writers. In her statement, she said:
“Isaac and Elizabeth are brilliant, and I can’t wait to work alongside them and all of their genius. Just fangirling over here getting to join the Hulu Originals and 20th families. I realize these are big shoes to fill and I’m excited to slip my 6 ½’s in there!”
How I Met Your Father is being produced by 20th Century Fox. It’s unclear when the Hilary Duff-led about the How I Met Your Mother remake will be released on Hulu. So far, no other casting details have been announced.