Disney has announced casting details on an upcoming Hulu/Star Original series “How I Met Your Father”, which is a spin-off from the hit comedy series “How I Met Your Mother”.

The series is set in the near future and sees Sophie (Hilary Duff) 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.

Joining the show is Francia Raisa (Grown-ish), Tom Ainsley (Versailles), Tien Tran (Space Force) and Suraj Sharma (God Friended Me).  Chris Lowell had previously been revealed for the series.


  • Francia Raisa will play Valentina, Sophie’s (Duff) roommate. She’s an aspiring stylist and Sophie’s great friend. She’s impulsive and adventurous, and Sophie relies on Valentina’s ability to cheer her up when she gets down. Valentina has just come back from London Fashion Week with the gorgeous, British Charlie.
  • Tom Ainsley plays Charlie, an aspiring model who fell in love with Sophie’s roommate Valentina (Raisa) (an aspiring stylist) at London Fashion Week and followed her to New York. The son of conservative aristocrats, Charlie’s a great guy but he’s been living in a rich person’s bubble his whole life.
  • Tien Tran is Ellen, Jesse’s adopted sister, who just moved to New York from a small farming town after separating from her wife. Ellen’s more comfortable on an organic lettuce field than in a Brooklyn dive bar.
  • Suraj Sharma portrays Sid, Jesse’s best friend and roomate. He’s a new bar owner and plays the optimist to Jesse’s cynicism.

Hilary Duff will also be producing the series.  With “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas also acting as executive producers on the show, with Adam Londy also serving as co-executive producer.

The series has been given a straight to series order at Hulu and with 20th Television creating the show, it’ll be heading to Disney+ internationally as a Star Original.


Are you looking forward to “How I Met Your Father?”











Roger Palmer

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