Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Hulu Orders 10 Episodes of Comedy 'How I Met Your Father' Starring Hilary Duff

A spinoff of CBS' How I Met Your Mother is officially coming. Hulu has today given a series order to the original comedy series How I Met Your Father starring Hilary Duff (Younger). The first season will produce 10 episodes.

While telling her son the story of how she met his father, Sophie (Duff) and her close-knit group of friends in 2021 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.

Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us, Love Victor) created the comedy. They will executive produce with HIMYM creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. Duff will also produce, with Adam Londy as a co-executive producer. 20th Television will produce.

"We are beyond excited to be bringing How I Met Your Father to Hulu," said Aptaker and Berger. "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. We can't wait for audiences to meet Sophie and her crew, and watch them come into their own and find love in modern-day New York City. And we hope nobody thinks it's weird that Bob Saget will be playing old Hilary Duff's voice."

"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," added Duff. "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. Just fangirling over here getting to join the Hulu Originals and 20th families. I realize these are big shoes to fill and I'm excited to slip my 6 1/2's in there."