Good news to fans of the hit TV series, How I Met Your Mother!
It looks like the sitcom is getting a sequel from Hulu and that it will star former Disney Channel actress, Hilary Duff.
According to the report, the Lizzie McGuire actress will play the lead in the new series from 20th Television. The show’s original creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays will be joining as well as writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. The Hulu series will be getting 10 episodes in total.
Apart from playing the role of Sophie, the main character and narrator in the series, Duff is also an executive producer of the show. In this spinoff, Sophie will be telling the story of how she met the father of her son.
As shared by Hulu, the story “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.” Sounds pretty familiar with the original show.
Prior to this show, Duff recently starred in “Younger.” Fans had asked Duff to do a Lizzie McGuire reboot, but plans for the project have been derailed after creative differences.
Before this Hulu presentation, CBS pursued a spin-off of the series called “How I Met Your Dad.” The show starred Greta Gerwig. The pilot of the show had been produced but unfortunately, it did not get picked up.
In a statement, the original creators of the show said that they see the new series as a way of passing the torch of sorts and it is a way of thanking the HIMYM “fans out there who waited for it.”
The writers also chimed in and shared that they are excited for the audience to “meet Sophie and her crew, and watch them come into their own and find love in modern-day New York City.” The writers also joked that they hope “nobody thinks it’s weird that Bob Saget will be playing old Hilary Duff’s voice.”
This is in reference to the original series in which Saget voiced the older version of the main character, Ted Mosby, played by Josh Radnor. The show ran a total of nine seasons and starred Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris.