Hulu has confirmed a How I Met Your Mother spinoff series, How I Met Your Father, starring Hilary Duff. During its nine-season run on CBS, the sitcom became one of the most successful comedy series of the last few decades. The idea of a HIMYM spinoff has been circulating for a while, and it appears that the concept is finally coming to fruition.
How I Met Your Mother starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, and Jason Segel and told the story of five adult friends living in New York City and searching for love – always with one another. The series, which was similar in style and structure to Friends, quickly gained a wide following and ran for a decade.
However, several fans were left disappointed by the show's unexpected and complicated conclusion, which ended the series on a low note.
Despite this, the show was a cultural phenomenon for the majority of its run. Hulu has now commissioned a spinoff series based on the original series. Hilary Duff will star as Sophie, one of several close friends looking for love in the age of dating apps, in the ten-episode series How I Met Your Father. Duff will also act as a producer on the show, alongside co-creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.
The latest ten-episode streaming series is already a significant departure from the original. The adult sitcom genre has evolved significantly from How I Met Your Mother, and it appears that the new show has the potential to keep up. When the How I Met Your Mother spin off debuts on Hulu, it will be fun to see how it connects to the original series.