Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to How I Met Your Father, an offshoot of How I Met Your Mother created by This Is Us executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Original HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are on board as executive producers. Duff will play Sophie, who tells her son the story of how she met his father. The retelling “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,” according to the official logline. How I Met Your Father will be similar to HIMYM in using multi- and single-camera sitcom elements. But it's unknown how the new show will be connected to HIMYM. This is the latest stab at an HIMYM spinoff. In 2014, Greta Gerwig starred in How I Met Your Dad, a pilot that CBS rejected. In 2016, Aptaker and Berger launched a second attempt at a How I Med Your Father spinoff of HIMYM, an effort that has finally come to fruition.
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