Only two weeks have passed since then How I met your father secured a series order from Hulu and now led star Hilary Duff (Lizzie Maguire) has finally opened the upcoming sequel to the iconic sitcom How I met your motherand teased some new details about the project. In a recent interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, Duff confirmed that the new Hulu series will have a connection to the original while raving about how good the script is. Because of this, the sequel is actually open to potential guest appearances from the original cast.
“I don’t want to give everything away, and the script is definitely going to be changed a bit,” said Duff. “But it fits together and hopefully we’ll have some funny guest appearances from the original cast.”
She also spoke more about the premise of the project, confirming that her main character will have three potential love interests: “There are great characters out there, and I’ll have another family on set, another TV family. There’s so much love story opportunity with this show because it’s Sophie and then three guys. So it goes down the whole rabbit hole, well, which one was the father? And you’ll love going through all of Sophie’s young experiences of finding love and dating and what it’s like in the modern world. “
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Like the premise of the original, How I met your father will revolve around Sophie as she tells her son the story of how she met his father. It will begin in 2021 when Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are just discovering who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and unlimited possibilities.
The 10-part multi and single cam comedy series is written and produced by the makers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. It is also produced by Executive How I met your mother Creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with Adam Londy. 20th Television is producing with Duff as producer.
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The original series ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2014. It starred Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby, Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen, Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin, Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson and Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky, with Bob Saget as the voice of future Ted.