For those who somehow missed the original series, How I Met Your Mother followed a father describing his relationship history to his children. In a series of flashbacks, we see Ted, played by Josh Radnor, fall in and out of love with different women on his journey to finding “the one,” and the mother of the aforementioned children.
The script for How I Met Your Father that has finally been greenlit for production comes from This Is Us showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. If this sounds familiar, it's because the pair had initially tried to get the HIMYM spin-off concept off the ground in late 2016, but became unavailable after their appointment as This Is Us showrunners.
In a statement about the spin-off series, the original HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas spoofed the show’s familiar opening lines.
“Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story,” they began. “It’s the story of how two writers got lucky enough to make their dream TV show for nine seasons and now get to pass the torch to an inspired new creative team with their own incredible story to tell, the story of How I Met Your Father. We are honoured by their passion and vision, and look forward to helping them tell a legendary new story. Thanks to all the HIMYM fans out there who waited for it.
For her part, Duff has explained that she’s very keen to work with this popular source material and the creative talent driving the How I Met Your Father series.
“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.”
Is there a How I Met Your Father release date or trailer?
As yet, there’s no word on a release date or trailer, but we’re keeping our eyes peeled.
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