The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ star Hilary Duff is set to produce and star in the sequel to ‘How I Met Your Mother’. The spin off is titled ‘How I Met Your Father’ and will get an Over The Top (OTT) release.

The spin-off to the ‘legendary’ CBS comedy has received a straight-to-series order from OTT platform Hulu. 

The 10-episode offshoot uses the same premise as its parent show: Sophie (played by Hilary Duff) tells her son how she met his father. The show is set in the year 2021 which leads to a whole new kind of dating for Sophie and Ted that they have never dealt with before: dating apps. 

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 “The story takes 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,” according to the official logline. Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger from ‘This Is Us’ will be creating this comedy series. 

The original series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are also going to be members of the executive producers. 

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The style of filming will be bringing in muti and single-camera elements will give it a similar look and feel to the previous series. The producers are yet to confirm the release date. It is highly possible that the fans might have to wait till 2022 to stream it.    

The sequel to How I Met Your Mother has been in development since 2014. While shooting the final season of HIMYM CBS did commission a pilot for How I Met Your Dad starring Greta Gerwig and narration by Meg Ryan. 

Eventually, the pilot was dropped due to a rift with CBS and the script was then leaked. In 2016 a second attempt was made with Issac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. But due to the early success garnished by This Is Us, the project was again put on hold. 

At last now in 2021 the series is back in development. 

“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,” says the creators of the original series.