LOS ANGELES — A “How I Met Your Mother” sequel series titled “How I Met Your Father” has been ordered at Hulu with Hilary Duff hooked up to star.
In the close to future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a narrative that catapults us again to the yr 2021 the place Sophie and her close-knit group of buddies are within the midst of determining who they’re, what they need out of life, and learn how to fall in love within the age of courting apps and limitless choices. According to a person with information of the mission, it stays unclear how/if the brand new present will tie into the unique.
The new series hails from “This Is Us” co-showrunners and “Love, Victor” co-creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who function writers and government producers on the information series. “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are additionally onboard as government producers. Duff will produce along with starring, with Adam Londy serving as co-executive producer. twentieth Television will produce the brand new series because it did with the unique. Aptaker and Berger are at present underneath an total deal at the studio.
“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,” stated Duff.
“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. 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 12’s in there!”
“How I Met Your Mother” aired on CBS for 9 seasons and over 200 episodes from 2005 to 2014. The series starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, and Alyson Hannigan. Bob Saget offered the voice of the narrator, an older model of Radnor’s character Ted Mosby.
“We are beyond excited to be bringing ‘How I Met Your Father’ to Hulu,” stated Aptaker and Berger. “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.”
This is just not the primary try and create a followup to “HIMYM.” CBS ordered a pilot for “How I Met Your Dad” 2013, which starred Greta Gerwig with Meg Ryan hooked up because the narrator. The mission was finally not picked as much as series.
“Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story: 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,’” Bays and Thomas stated. “We are honored 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.)”
The series brings Duff into the Hulu fold after she unsuccessfully lobbied to maneuver the revival of the Disney Channel series “Lizzie McGuire” to the streamer from Disney Plus.
Variety beforehand reported that Duff and series creator Terri Minsky wished to do a extra adult-themed model of the present, whereas Disney wished one thing extra household pleasant. In addition to her position in “Lizzie McGuire,” Duff is thought for starring within the critically-acclaimed series “Younger,” which began out airing on TV Land earlier than transferring to Paramount Plus for its ultimate season.
Duff was repped by Linden Entertainment and UTA for the deal.
“‘How I Met Your Mother’ continues to be one of the most innovative and beloved comedies on television,” stated Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Isaac and Elizabeth have an inspired take on this new version that honors what Carter and Craig created with the original and moves the franchise forward. Isaac and Elizabeth have proven to be rich storytellers and great partners to us at Hulu Originals and across The Walt Disney Company family. Coupled with the passion and infectious energy Hilary brings to every role she takes on, we can’t wait to suit up and bring audiences ‘How I Met Your Father.’”
With “Younger” ending this season, Duff has been in demand, particularly on condition that the hotly-anticipated “Lizzie McGuire” revival at Disney+ fell by, releasing up her schedule. “Younger” creator Darren Star has been creating a by-product that may focus on Duff’s character, Kelsey Peters. While the spinoff continues to be within the works and within the very early levels, a supply says that it’s unlikely Duff may do each tasks, and “How I Met Your Father” is a giant precedence for the actor.
“‘How I Met Your Mother’ is a crown jewel in the 20th library and its fans have clamored for more ever since our final broadcast seven years ago,” stated Karey Burke, president of twentieth Television.
“Our genius producers Isaac and Elizabeth who are, wait for it, legendary within our halls, have created a spectacular new take which both honors the original and is entirely their own. Carter and Craig will return as executive producers, and who better to star as the central character than the incredible Hilary Duff? Many thanks to Craig Erwich and everyone at Hulu Originals for loving the script as much as we did and to our fantastic team who helped put this all together. I could not be more excited. Let the speculation as to who the father is commence!” JB
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