A first decent look at the upcoming ten-episode spinoff from How I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Father, has touched down.
Set in an apparently COVID-free 2022, it stars Hilary Duff as Sophie, who tells the story to her son of… well, you can probably guess the next bit.
The creators of the original series, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who are on board in an executive production capacity, had this to say: “Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story: It’s the story of how two writers got lucky enough to make their dream TV show for nine seasons and now get to pass the torch to an inspired new creative team with their own incredible story to tell, the story of How I Met Your Father. We are honoured by their passion and vision, and look forward to helping them tell a legendary new story. (Thanks to all the HIMYM fans out there who waited for it.)”
Plot-wise it looks just like the original, but with the obvious titular gender flip and a little more diversity. The show’s US premiere is down for January 18, 2022.
Here’s the trailer: