The highly-anticipated How I Met Your Mother spin-off is FINALLY on its way, AND it even has a huge casting in the lead role, aka Lizzie McGuire star and Disney legend, Hilary Duff!
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The spin-off series, titled How I Met Your Father, is set to air on Hulu, with Duff starring as Sophie, who – much like Ted Mosby – is telling her son the story of how she met his father, starting from 2021 when Sophie and her friends are trying to figure out life as they navigate love in the dating app era…
The series will also come from This Is Us co-showrunners, Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Plus, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who created the original How I Met Your Mother, will serve as executive producers, alongside Duff.
Duff has expressed her excitement for her upcoming role, sharing, ‘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.’
‘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.’, she added.
This spin-off has been a long-time coming too, with Thomas and Bay writing a pilot that wasn’t picked up for CBS back in 2014.