Sure, we all know by now the story of how Ted Mosby met his kids’ mother. But are you ready for the story of how some other lady met her kids’ father?
Hulu hopes so. The streaming service has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to How I Met Your Father, which will star Hilary Duff as the new protagonist.
HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will return as executive producers, with Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker (both of This Is Us and Love, Victor) serving as showrunners. Duff is also onboard as producer.
Here’s the plot synopsis, per Hulu:
Within the close to future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a narrative that catapults us again to the 12 months 2021 the place Sophie and her close-knit group of pals are within the midst of determining who they’re, what they need out of life, and fall in love within the age of courting apps and limitless choices.
The fundamental premise hews fairly carefully to that of the unique How I Met Your Mom, which starred Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby, a younger man on the lookout for love in 2000s and 2010s New York Metropolis. His story is framed by voiceover from an older Ted (Bob Saget) who recounts his exploits to his teenage children sooner or later. Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, and Neil Patrick Harris additionally starred.
Duff, who also posted about How I Met Your Father on Instagram, commented on the information in an announcement:
I’ve been extremely fortunate in my profession to play some fantastic characters and I’m trying ahead to taking over the function of Sophie,” mentioned Duff. “As an enormous fan of ‘How I Met Your Mom,’ I’m honored and even somewhat nervous that Carter and Craig would belief me with the sequel of their child. Isaac and Elizabeth are sensible, and I can’t wait to work alongside them and all of their genius. Simply fangirling over right here getting to hitch the Hulu Originals and twentieth households. I notice these are large sneakers to fill and I’m excited to slide my 6 ½’s in there!
The unique How I Met Your Mom wrapped up in 2014 after 9 seasons on CBS. Its finale was — how do we put this politely — divisive, however the present’s general recognition means it has been inspiring makes an attempt at How I Met Your Father reboots ever since.
The primary was a 2014 pilot starring Greta Gerwig and produced by Emily Spivey that didn’t get picked as much as collection. Aptaker and Berger began engaged on their HIMYF in 2016, however their preliminary effort stalled. After that, Alison Bennett of You are the Worst tried to get a model off the bottom that additionally stalled. The Hulu collection represents a minimum of the fourth strive at making How I Met Your Father occur.
There is not any phrase but on when How I Met Your Father will begin capturing, or when it would premiere on Hulu. However hey, if there’s one factor HIMYM followers are good at, it is ready for it.