One of the highly streamed and popular series, “How I Met Your Mother” is going to have a sequel starring Hilary Duff on Hulu. The announcement was made by the streaming platform on Wednesday with Duff as the lead character.
How I Met Your Mother sequel is being created by original creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with the writers of “This Is Us”, Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. According to the reports, the show has received a 10-episode order from Hulu. The show is produced by 20 Television, with Adam Londy on board, serving as co-executive producer.
Other than that, Hilary will play Sophia, the lead character and the narrator, who is telling her son the story of how she met his father. Besides, Duff is not only going to be the lead character, but she is also serving as executive producer.
According to the story logline shared by Hulu, “(it) catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of 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.” However, the sources have stated that it is unclear whether the show will tie to the original show.
Talking about the sequel, Aptaker and Berger, “We are beyond excited to be bringing How I Met Your Father to Hulu, 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.” The duo also stated that they are very excited for the audience to meet Sophie and her friends who “”come into their own and find love in modern-day New York City.”
The lead character Hilary Duff also shared her excitement. She said, “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. 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.”