Hilary Duff Roped In For How I Met Your Mother Sequel Series
A How I Met Your Mother sequel series, titled How I Met Your Father, is in works at Hulu. Hilary Duff has been roped in to play the lead role in the sequel, where she will reportedly tell her son the story of how she met his father. The story will take place in the year 2021 where Duff’s character Sophie, and her close-knit group of friends are trying to figure out what they want to do with their life. The show will talk about romance in the times of dating apps and limitless options.
According to a source close to the development, it remains unclear how and if the new show will have any link to the original show. The new series hails from This Is Us co-showrunners and Love, Victor‘s co-creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are also on board as executive producers. Duff will also be producing the show, with Adam Londy serving as co-executive producer.
Talking about being a part of the show, the actress 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 honoured 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 6 ½’s in there,” added Duff.
“We are beyond excited to be bringing ‘How I Met Your Father’ to Hulu. Carter and Craig’s iconic original series revolutionized the half-hour comedy, and we are so honoured to be carrying the torch forward for the next generation – and with Hilary Duff no less! We can’t wait for audiences to meet Sophie and her crew, and watch them come into their own and find love in modern-day New York City. And we hope nobody thinks it’s weird that Bob Saget will be playing old Hilary Duff’s voice,” said Aptaker and Berger.
The original show aired on CBS for nine seasons between 2005-2014. The series starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, and Alyson Hannigan in key roles. Bob Saget provided the voice of the narrator, an older version of Radnor’s character Ted Mosby.