“How I Met Your Father” Starring Hilary Duff Given Straight-to-Series Order on Hulu

Hulu has announced that the How I Met Your Mother sequel How I Met Your Father starring Hilary Duff has been given a straight-to-series order.

Photo Credit: Ashley Barrett

Photo Credit: Ashley Barrett

What’s Happening:

  • How I Met Your Father from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us, Love, Victor) has been given a straight-to-series order and will be streaming exclusively on Hulu.
  • In addition to starring in the show as Sophie, Hilary Duff will serve as a producer.
  • The 10-episode comedy series will use a multi- and single-camera approach similar to the original show.
  • How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will be executive producers along with Aptaker and Berger.
  • 20th Television who produced the original will also produce the sequel.

About the Series:

  • “In the near future, Sophie (Hilary Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that 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.”

What They’re Saying:

  • Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, Writers, Executive Producers: “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!  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.”
  • Hilary Duff, Producer and Actress: “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. 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 ½’s in there!”
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