Hilary Duff to star in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ sequel for Hulu
The banner revealed on Wednesday that previous “Lizzie McGuire” star Hilary Duff is set to lead a brand-new follow up series from 20th Tv, initial developers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and “This Is Us” composing duo Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.
The program got a 10-episode order from Hulu.
Duff, who will executive produce, is set to star as primary character and storyteller Sophie, who is informing her child the story of how she satisfied his dad. The story, according to a logline shared by Hulu, “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.”
“How I Met Your Mother” ran for 9 seasons on CBS from 2005-2014 and starred Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor. Bob Saget voiced the older variation of Radnor’s character, Ted Mosby, and functioned as the series storyteller.
According to 20th Tv president Karey Burke, the program stays “a crown jewel in the 20th library.”
Bays and Thomas stated in a declaration they see the brand-new series as a death of the torch of sorts and thanked all the “How I Met Your Mother” “fans out there who waited for it.”
Aptaker and Berger included a joint declaration: “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.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.