The comedy How I Met Your Father has been given a series order by Hulu. The How I Met Your Mother spin-off will star Hilary Duff.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the showrunners on How I Met Your Father will be Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who previously executively produced This Is Us and Love, Victor. The first season will have 10 episodes, and will be produced by HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas
In a joint statement, Aptaker and Berger said, “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 honored 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.”
Hulu has also released an official synopsis for How I Met Your Father. It reads, “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.”
This is the latest of several attempts to make a spin-off to the hugely successful How I Met Your Mother, which ran from 2009 and 2014. In 2014, an offshoot titled How I Met Your Dad reached pilot stage at CBS, with Greta Gerwig in the lead role. However, that show didn’t progress any further. In 2017, Gerwig told Stephen Colbert that test audiences hated her in the pilot.