Hilary Duff Set To Star In How I Met Your Mother Spin Off, How I Met Your Father
Hilary Duff will star as the mother in How I Met Your Father. Yup, Hulu has got their hands on the spinoff sequel to How I Met Your Mother.
The new series will be overseen by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger of This Is Us and Love, Victor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile original HIMYM creators, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will act as executive producers of the show.
Hilary Duff will play the mother, named Sophie and she’ll also act as a producer for the show.
On the role Duff says, “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.
“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 6½’s in there!”
The show’s description reads, “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.”
The show’s creators, Aptaker and Berger say, “We are so honored to be carrying the torch forward for the next generation — and with Hilary Duff no less!”
“We hope nobody thinks it’s weird that Bob Saget will be playing old Hilary Duff’s voice.”
There’s no premiere date for the series just yet.
Watch Hilary Duff’s announcement below — it includes an interesting Barney Stinson impression.