'How I Met Your Father': Hulu Orders Hilary Duff-Led Spinoff

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How I Met Your Father, a spinoff to long-running CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, is finally set to make it to air. Hulu has given the project, which will star Hilary Duff, a straight-to-series order from creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. It is a long road to air for the project. Back […]
How I Met Your Father, a spinoff to long-running CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, is finally set to make it to air.

Hulu has given the project, which will star Hilary Duff, a straight-to-series order from creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.

It is a long road to air for the project. Back in 2014, HIMYM creators Craig Thomas & Carter Bays and Emily Spivey wrote a pilot for CBS that starred Greta Gerwig and Drew Tarver but it wasn't picked up.

Two and a half years later, Aptaker and Berger created a new take but after the pair were elevated to co-showrunners of NBC's This Is Us they were no longer available. Studio 20th Television tried again in the 2017/18 development season with You're The Worst writer Alison Bennett, but again it did not move forward.

Enter Hulu.

The streamer has given the sequel series a ten-episode order with Aptaker and Berger back as creators, writers and exec producers.

Younger's Duff stars as Sophie, who is telling son the story of how she met his father, much like Josh Radnor (and Bob Saget's) Ted Mosby did in the original series. The story starts in 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.

Duff will also produce the series, which will use a multi- and single-camera approach similar to its predecessor. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who created How I Met Your Mother, will also exec produce the series, which is produced…
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