How I Met Your Father: Hilary Duff to Lead HIMYM Sequel at Hulu


The How I Met Your Mom franchise shouldn’t be useless but.

In line with The Hollywood Reporter, How I Met Your Father has nabbed a collection order at Hulu, with Hilary Duff (Younger, Lizzie McGuire) set because the lead.

10 episodes have been ordered, confirming that there was no pilot and that the challenge was picked up on the standard of the thought alone.

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It is fairly the flip of occasions when you think about that there have already been a number of makes an attempt at bringing the collection to fruition.

This Is Us and Love, Victor showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger will shepherd the collection for Hulu.

HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will return to exec produce the collection alongside Aptaker and Berger.

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Duff, in the meantime, will even take a producer credit score on the collection, whereas 20th Tv will function the studio.

“Children, I’m going to inform you an unbelievable story: It’s the story of how two writers bought fortunate sufficient to make their dream TV present for 9 seasons and now get to cross the torch to an impressed new inventive group with their very own unbelievable story to inform, the story of How I Met Your Father,” Bays and Thomas stated in a joint assertion Wednesday.

“We’re honored by their ardour and imaginative and prescient, and stay up for serving to them inform a legendary new story. (Due to all of the HIMYM followers on the market who waited for it.)”

“We’re past excited to be bringing How I Met Your Father to Hulu,” stated Aptaker and Berger.

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“Carter and Craig’s iconic authentic collection revolutionized the half-hour comedy, and we’re so honored to be carrying the torch ahead for the subsequent era — and with Hilary Duff no much less!”

“We are able to’t anticipate audiences to fulfill Sophie and her crew, and watch them come into their very own and discover love in modern-day New York Metropolis. And we hope no person thinks it’s bizarre that Bob Saget might be enjoying outdated Hilary Duff’s voice.”

Duff is coming off a seven-season run on TV Land/Hulu/Paramount+ collection, Youthful, by which she performed the position of Kelsey Peters.

There have been studies of a derivative that includes Duff final yr, however there isn’t any telling whether or not this implies the present is useless. It is doable Duff might seem in each.

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Duff was additionally hooked up to the ill-fated Lizzie McGuire reboot which was scrapped after two episodes at Disney+ after the streamer needed the present to geared in direction of a youthful viewers.

Duff was vocal about wanting to provide longtime followers an genuine story in regards to the titular character in her thirties, residing in New York.

“I have been extremely fortunate in my profession to play some great characters and I’m wanting ahead to taking up the position of Sophie,” stated Duff.

“As an enormous fan of How I Met Your Mom, I’m honored and even a little bit nervous that Carter and Craig would belief me with the sequel of their child.”

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“Isaac and Elizabeth are good, and I can’t wait to work alongside them and all of their genius. Simply fangirling over right here getting to hitch the Hulu Originals and 20th households. I notice these are massive sneakers to fill and I’m excited to slide my 6½’s in there!”

As for what the brand new present is about, here is the logline:

Within the close to future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a narrative that catapults us again to the yr 2021 the place Sophie and her close-knit group of buddies are within the midst of determining who they’re, what they need out of life, and tips on how to fall in love within the age of courting apps and limitless choices.

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“How I Met Your Mom is a crown jewel within the 20th library and its followers have clamored for extra ever since our ultimate broadcast seven years in the past,” stated Karey Burke, president of 20th Tv.

“Our genius producers Isaac and Elizabeth who’re — anticipate it — legendary inside our halls, have created a spectacular new take which each honors the unique and is fully their very own.”

“Carter and Craig will return as government producers, and who higher to star because the central character than the unbelievable Hilary Duff?”

“Many because of Craig Erwich and everybody at Hulu Originals for loving the script as a lot as we did and to our implausible group who helped put this all collectively. I couldn’t be extra excited. Let the hypothesis as to who the daddy is start!”

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“How I Met Your Mom continues to be one of the vital progressive and beloved comedies on tv,” stated Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Leisure.

“Isaac and Elizabeth have an impressed tackle this new model that honors what Carter and Craig created with the unique and strikes the franchise ahead.”

“Isaac and Elizabeth have confirmed to be wealthy storytellers and nice companions to us at Hulu Originals and throughout the Walt Disney Co. household.”

“Coupled with the fervour and infectious power Hilary brings to each position she takes on, we are able to’t wait to swimsuit up and produce audiences How I Met Your Father.”

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The unique HIMYM aired on CBS and ran from 2005-14.

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