How I Met Your Father, a spinoff to the long-running CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, has gotten a full series order from Hulu.

Hillary Duff

Hulu has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for How I Met Your Father, with Hilary Duff (Younger) set to star in the comedy.

Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger will oversee the new series. How I met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will return and exec produce the spinoff alongside Aptaker and Berger. Duff will be credited as a producer. The now Disney-owned 20th Television will serve as the studio.

Bays and Thomas said in a joint statement:

“Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story: It’s the story of how two writers got lucky enough to make their dream TV show for nine seasons and now get to pass the torch to an inspired new creative team with their own incredible story to tell, the story of How I Met Your Father,” 

Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment called How I Met Your Mother one of the “most innovative and beloved comedies” on TV. 


“Isaac and Elizabeth have an inspired take on this new version that honors what Carter and Craig created with the original and moves the franchise forward. Isaac and Elizabeth have proven to be rich storytellers and great partners to us at Hulu Originals and across The Walt Disney Company family. Coupled with the passion and infectious energy Hilary brings to every role she takes on, we can’t wait to suit up and bring audiences How I Met Your Father,” he added.

Karey Burke President of 20th Television, called How I Met Your Mother a “crown jewel” in the studio’s library. Saying,

“Its fans have clamored for more ever since our final broadcast seven years ago,”

“Our genius producers Isaac and Elizabeth who are – wait for it – legendary within our halls, have created a spectacular new take which both honors the original and is entirely their own. Carter and Craig will return as executive producers, and who better to star as the central character than the incredible Hilary Duff? Many thanks to Craig Erwich and everyone at Hulu Originals for loving the script as much as we did and to our fantastic team who helped put this all together. I could not be more excited. Let the speculation as to who the father is commence.”

Aptaker and Berger added:

“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.”

“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,”

said 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 ½’s in there.”

Here’s Hulu’s official logline for HIMYF: 

“In the near future, Sophie (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.”


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