Disney has announced that 20th Television is creating a spin-off to “How I Met Your Mother” called, “How I Met Your Father”, starting Hilary Duff.
Set in the near future, the show will follow Sophie (Duff) telling her son the story of how she met his father back in the year 2021, when Sophie and her close-knit group of friends were 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.
The 10-episode series will be coming to Hulu in the United States. So we should expect this series to also be released internationally on Disney+ as a Star Original.
“How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, will be returning to executive produce the series, along with Adam Londy and Hilary Duff.
“How I Met Your Mother is a crown jewel in the 20th library and its fans have clamored for more ever since our final broadcast seven years ago,” 20th Television president Karey Burke said in a statement. “Our genius producers Isaac and Elizabeth who are — wait for it — legendary within our halls, have created a spectacular new take which both honors the original and is entirely their own.”
Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment called How I Met Your Mother one of the “most innovative and beloved comedies” on TV. “Isaac and Elizabeth have an inspired take on this new version that honors what Carter and Craig created with the original and moves the franchise forward. Isaac and Elizabeth have proven to be rich storytellers and great partners to us at Hulu Originals and across The Walt Disney Company family. Coupled with the passion and infectious energy Hilary brings to every role she takes on, we can’t wait to suit up and bring audiences How I Met Your Father,” he added.
“Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story: It’s the story of how two writers got lucky enough to make their dream TV show for nine seasons and now get to pass the torch to an inspired new creative team with their own incredible story to tell, the story of How I Met Your Father,” Bays and Thomas said in a joint statement.
Hilary Duff said in a statement:
“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. 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 6½’s in there!”
No release date has yet been announced.
The original series “How I Met Your Mother” is available on Hulu on the US and on Disney+ In many countries internationally.
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