Hilary Duff will star in Hulu’s ‘How I Met Your Father’

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Hilary Duff and “How I Met Your Mom” followers, we’ve got some information for you.

Impressed by CBS’ long-running hit sitcom, the brand new present “How I Met Your Father” is lastly making it to air, starring Duff as its lead. The collection will premiere on Hulu, with “This Is Us” and “Love, Simon” co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger as writers and govt producers. “How I Met Your Mom” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are also govt producers.

The gender-swapped sequel stars Duff, 33, as Sophie, who tells her son the story of how she met his father. The present jumps between the close to future and the 12 months 2021, when Sophie and her 4 buddies — very similar to the crew of its prequel — come collectively to type by means of the messes of affection and life. It’s unclear whether or not “Father” will tie into the unique, Selection reported.

“I’m actually excited to dig in and begin discovering out who Sophie goes to be, and the brand new on-screen household I’m going to have,” Duff, of “Youthful” and “Lizzie McGuire” fame, stated Wednesday on Instagram. The previous collection is in its final season on Paramount Plus, and a “McGuire” reboot was not too long ago scrapped at Disney+ after Duff unsuccessfully tried to get the present moved to Hulu.

The brand new present virtually by no means got here to be after a number of failed makes an attempt to get it off the bottom. In 2014, Bays and Thomas tried “How I Met Your Dad” with Greta Gerwig, and shot a pilot for CBS, however the collection finally didn’t go ahead. One other try was made in 2017 with author Alison Bennett from FX’s “You’re the Worst,” however the spinoff stalled once more.

“How I Met Your Mom” ran from 2005 to 2014, with greater than 200 episodes over 9 seasons. Starring Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan (with Bob Saget narrating as an older model of Radnor’s character), the sitcom was one of many “most progressive and beloved comedies” on tv, stated Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Leisure, in an announcement to Deadline.

Karey Burke, president of twentieth Tv, advised Selection that the collection is a “‘crown jewel’ within the twentieth library.” The corporate will produce the brand new collection, because it did the unique.

“We’re past excited to be bringing ‘How I Met Your Father’ to Hulu,” Aptaker and Berger advised Selection. “We are able to’t look ahead to audiences to satisfy Sophie and her crew, and watch them come into their very own and discover love in modern-day New York Metropolis.”

Additionally they joked that they “hope no person thinks it’s bizarre that Bob Saget can be taking part in previous Hilary Duff’s voice.”

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