One of the most popular sitcoms in television history is getting the sequel treatment. As first reported by Variety, a How I Met Your Mother reboot is in the works for Hulu with Hilary Duff on board to lead the cast.
Created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays for CBS, the series ran from 2005 to 2014. The plot charts the tale of how Ted Mosby, played by Josh Radnor, met the mother of his children. The ensemble cast featured Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, and Cristin Milioti. Known for its unique structure, humor, and incorporation of dramatic elements, How I Met Your Mother was nominated for 30 Emmy Awards and won ten.
The upcoming sequel series, How I Met Your Father, hails from This Is Us co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Additionally, the aforementioned Craig Thomas and Carter Bays will serve as the show’s executive producers as well. In the near future, the series follows Sophie, portrayed by Duff, as she tells her children the story of how she met their father. However, the bulk of the show will take place in 2021 and follows a group of close-knit friends in the midst of figuring out what they want out of life. However, it is unclear at the time of this writing if the sequel will tie in with the original series in any way.
The news follows the cancellation of Duff’s Lizzie McGuire sequel series at Disney+ following creative differences. Hilary Duff touts a number of memorable roles in films like Cheaper By The Dozen and TV shows like Community. Additionally, the actress portrays Sharon Tate in the 2019 horror film The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
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