How I Met Your Father: Everything We Know About The HIMYM Spinoff Starring Hilary Duff....

Hilary Duff is starring in a How I Met Your Mother spin-off called How I Met Your Father (HIMYF), a 10-episode comedy series on Hulu. This is the first show Duff is doing after the series end of Younger, which ran for seven seasons.

The pilot episode will be helmed by HIMYM director Pam Fryman, who directed 196 out of 208 episodes of the original series. Although many fans had problems with the show’s finale, they will certainly be happy to see much of the same creative power behind this new project. Original series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are back, and Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger will be show-runners.

On Nov. 17, Hulu released a video of the cast announcing that the show will premiere on the streaming platform Jan. 18, 2022. An official trailer followed on Dec. 16, teasing Sophie's (Hilary Duff) chaotic love life and friend shenanigans. And—surprise!—Kim Cattrall makes an appearance as the narrator, Sophie in the future.

What is Duff’s role in the show? Duff will be playing Sophie, the show's protagonist and narrator, telling her son the story of how she met his father. The plot begins in 2021 and depicts Sophie with her close-knit group of friends, who all live—where else?—in New York City.

Duff is also a producer on the series. “I’ve been incredibly lucky in my career to play some wonderful characters and I’m looking forward to taking on the role of Sophie. As a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, I’m honored and even a little nervous that [HIMYM creators] Carter and Craig would trust me with the sequel of their baby,” Duff said, per Deadline.

What will be the show’s format? HIMYF will use both multi-camera and single-camera methods, in much the same way as the original. Just as Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) walked his kids through the ups and downs of dating, working, and cultivating lasting friendships in Manhattan, Sophie will tell her son how she did the same.

Who's in the cast, other than Duff? We finally know who will round out the core of Sophie's friend group. Francia Raisa (Grown-ish) will play Sophie's roommate, Valentina, a dear friend and stylist who's recently returned to New York from London Fashion Week, toting a new British boyfriend named Charlie. “She's impulsive and adventurous, and Sophie relies on Valentina's ability to cheer her up when she gets down,” Deadline reports.

Sex and the City alum Kim Cattrall nabbed a major recurring role: She'll play a future version of Duff's Sophie, telling her kids about how she met their father, Deadline reports. (Like the part Bob Saget played for Josh Radnor's Ted in the original.)

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