Hilary Duff Cast in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Sequel Series Coming to Hulu. Disney has just announced a new sequel series to 20th Television’s How I Met Your Mother, named How I Met Your Father, that will star Hilary Duff in the leading role. Duff’s character will play a similar protagonist role to Ted in the original series, with her character explaining to her son how she met their father back in the day.
The series synopsis reads: “Set in the near future, the show will follow Sophie (Duff) telling her son the story of how she met his father back in the year 2021, when Sophie and her close-knit group of friends were 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.”
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Hilary Duff will not only act in the series, but is slated to be a producer for the show as well. Joining Duff are How I Met Your Father creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us), with the original How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas signed on as executive producers for the upcoming series.
“How I Met Your Mother is a crown jewel in the [20th Television] library and its fans have clamored for more ever since our final broadcast seven years ago,” shared 20th Television president Karey Burke s in a statement. “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!”
Currently, 20th Television has ordered 10-episodes for the series, but pending the success of the show there is a good chance several new seasons will be picked up at a later date. Hulu has yet to share when the series will premiere on the streaming service, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Hulu!
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Source: Entertainment Weekly