“How I Met Your Mother” Sequel Set at Hulu, Hilary Duff to Star

Hilary Duff at the TV LAND Season 5 Premiere Event for
Hilary Duff at the TV LAND Season 5 Premiere Event for "Younger" in 2018. Photo by Patrick Lewis/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock (9703334z)

How I Met Your Mother fans have something to look forward to—the popular show has gotten a sequel at Hulu with Hilary Duff set to star.

Duff will play Sophie, a woman who’s telling her son how she met his father with the story starting in 2021 where Sophie and her friends are trying to figure out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to find true love in a world obsessed with dating apps.

This Is Us co-showrunners and Love, Victor co-creators Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are writing the script and executive producing the series. Executive producing are How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Duff will be starring in and producing the series and Adam Londy will serve as co-executive producer.

How I Met Your Mother aired on CBS for nine seasons from 2005-2014. The series starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, and Bob Saget.

In a statement per Variety Duff said, “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 Carter and Craig would trust me with the sequel of their baby. Isaac and Elizabeth are brilliant, and I can’t wait to work alongside them and all of their genius. Just fangirling over here getting to join the Hulu Originals and 20th families. I realize these are big shoes to fill and I’m excited to slip my 6 ½’s in there!.”