It’s time for a fresh narrative, “How I Met Your Father,” to be told to the children.
That’s right, the “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off series is finally coming to fruition after a few years of being caught in limbo. Here’s what we know so far about returning to the fabled New York City, where one may spend every night in a bar with all of one’s closest friends, steal blue French horns, and find romance in a forgotten yellow umbrella.
Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the original creators of “HIMYM,” will executive produce the series, with Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the showrunners of “This Is Us,” stepping in to direct it. In a statement (via Deadline), Bays and Thomas stated, “We are awestruck by their passion and vision, and we look forward to assisting them in creating a new legend. Thank you to all of the HIMYM fans who waited so patiently.”
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What is the release date for How I Met Your Father?
“How I Met Your Father,” a new sitcom from Hulu, will premiere with a ten-episode first season. They haven’t announced a release date, but given that the series is set in 2021, we may infer that production is taking place this year. With only 10 episodes, the series is likely to debut before the end of the year, but viewers may have to wait until 2022. Let’s hope they don’t keep us waiting too long – the “wait for it” gag is only funny on screen.
Fresh personalities, however, bring with them new inside jokes. “How I Met Your Father” will be produced by 20th Television, which also produced “HIMYM,” so fans may anticipate it to be similar to the original in several ways. “Our genius producers Isaac and Elizabeth, who are — wait for it — famous within our halls, have produced a magnificent new take on the original that both celebrates the original and is wholly their own,” 20th Television president Karey Burke said of the project in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.
How did you meet your father’s cast?
While the majority of the cast is still unknown, we do know who will be replacing Ted Mosby: Hilary Duff. Duff will play Sophie, a mother who is telling her kid the narrative of how she met his father. She is most known for her Disney teen years and more recently the show Younger. “As a major fan of “How I Met Your Mother,” I’m honored, if not a bit frightened, that Carter and Craig would entrust me with their baby’s sequel,” Duff said in a statement (via Deadline).
After her relaunch of “Lizzie McGuire” fizzled due to creative differences, “How I Met Your Father” appears to be filling the need, as it’s not too dissimilar to what she intended to achieve with McGuire — namely, being a grown-up in New York without the constraints of a PG classification. Because Duff is also the show’s producer, it’s unlikely that creative disputes will arise. Aptaker and Berger, who created the show, said in a statement: “We’re excited for fans to meet Sophie and her friends and see them grow up and fall in love in modern-day New York City. We also hope that no one finds Bob Saget’s portrayal of old Hilary Duff’s voice strange.”
How I Met Your Father has a storyline.
The idea of “How I Met Your Father” is similar to that of its parent show: Sophie (Duff) tells her kid about how she met his father. We don’t know much else at this moment, but we do know it’ll be more current than “HIMYM” because it’ll be set in 2021. This introduces Sophie to a whole other level of dating that Ted has never experienced before Apps for hooking up.
“Sophie and her tight-knit circle of friends are in the midst of finding out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and infinite alternatives,” according to the official Hulu description of the series (via The Hollywood Reporter). While “HIMYM’s” first season had a lot of action, viewers can anticipate the comedy and hijinks to continue in “HIMYF,” as we’ve come to call it.