‘How I Met Your Father’: Hilar

Hilary Duff to lead ‘How I Met Your Father’ cast. Image via Cover Media.

‘How I Met Your Father’: Hilary Duff to lead the cast

Hilary Duff is set to lead the cast of the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off series titled ‘How I Met Your father’.

‘How I Met Your Father’: Hilar

Hilary Duff to lead ‘How I Met Your Father’ cast. Image via Cover Media.

Hilary Duff is set to lead the cast of a How I Met Your Mother spin-off, titled How I Met Your Father.


Hulu has given the project a straight-to-series order, seven years after creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger first teased the series back in 2014 with a pilot starring Greta Gerwig and Drew Tarver.

That show wasn’t picked up by bosses at CBS, where How I Met Your Mother aired.

Another version of the series, written by Alison Bennett, also failed to take off in 2018, but now Aptaker and Berger are back behind the project, and it has been picked up for a 10-episode run.


According to Deadline, Duff, who will also serve as a producer, will play a mum telling her son the story of how she met his father.

The story is set in 2021 where Sophie, played by Hilary Duff and her close-knit group of friends are in the middle of figuring out who they are and what they want out of life. The best friends are also trying to figure out how to fall in love in the era of dating apps and limitless options of the digital age.

“We are beyond excited to be bringing How I Met Your Father to Hulu,” Aptaker and Berger said in a joint statement.

“The iconic original series revolutionized the half-hour comedy, and we are so honoured to be carrying the torch forward for the next generation – and with Hilary Duff no less,” they proclaimed, adding: “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.”


Hilary Duff is excited to play the female version of Ted Mosby in the series but also feels like these are big shoes to fill. 

New mum Duff shared: “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… Isaac and Elizabeth are brilliant, and I can’t wait to work alongside them and all of their genius.”

She went on: “Just fangirling over here… I realize these are big shoes to fill and I’m excited to slip my 6 ½’s in there.”

How I Met Your Mother, starring Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, and more, ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2014 and reruns are currently available on Hulu.