“How I Met Your Mother” is not only one of the best multi-camera network sitcoms of the twenty-first century; it is also one of the best modern sitcoms in general.
“How I Met Your Mother” had a relatable premise (finding love in your twenties), an uncommon structure (narrated with flashbacks), and unforgettable characters like Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris).
“How I Met Your Mother” is still legendary sixteen years after it first aired. So it was only a matter of time before a “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off was announced. A female-centric spin-off has been in the works for years, according to Deadline.
Craig Thomas and Carter Mays wrote a pilot for CBS in 2014 called “How I Met Your Father,” which would have starred Greta Gerwig and Drew Tarver, but the network passed. Hulu is giving it another shot seven years later.
Since it’s a spin-off, viewers may already have a decent idea of what to expect from “How I Met Your Father,” but the show’s concrete details are always intriguing.
Fortunately, star Hilary Duff took the time to speak with Entertainment Weekly about the forthcoming spin-off.
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Hilary Duff expressed her enthusiasm for the project in her interview. One big question on everyone’s mind when it comes to a spin-off like this is, “How will it fit into the original?” Duff answered the question and hinted at what could be in store without going into specifics: “I don’t want to give something away,” Duff said, “and the script is certainly being updated a little bit.” “But it does tie in, and hopefully we’ll get some nice guest appearances from the original cast,” she says (via EW).
Duff talked about what attracted her to Sophie’s job. If “How I Met Your Mother” introduced Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) to only one possible baby mother, Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), “How I Met Your Father” introduces Sophie to three potential baby fathers right away.
“There are wonderful characters,” Duff said, “and I’m going to get to see another on-set family, another TV family.” “Since it’s Sophie and then three dudes, there’s a lot of potential for love stories with this film.”
So it’s going down the rabbit hole of, “Who was the father?” And you get to go through Sophie’s whole young love and dating history, as well as what that’s like in the modern world.”
“How I Met Your Father” has yet to be given a premiere date on Hulu, but given that the series is set in 2021, it will most likely premiere this year or in 2022 at the very latest. Time will say whether it can replicate the original’s lighting in a bottle effect, but it certainly has the talent to do so.