The cast list for the upcoming How I Met Your Father series has been revealed!
This reboot of the How I Met Your Mother sitcom concept will bring new faces into a new storyline set where we are right now, in the 2020s.
The series will be written by Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker. The show will follow the same format as the original: The protagonist, Sophie, will narrate the story by telling her children about her journey to meet their father.
There have been multiple attempts to get a HIMYM spinoff going. However, this is the first one that seems like it’s going to stick. I sure hope it does, because the cast for this new series looks incredible!
Not to Be Confused…
You may remember rumors swirling back in 2014 that a spinoff of HIMYM was coming, and it was. Unfortunately, though, it just wasn’t the right time for the show. First of all, the title of the script was How I Met Your Dad, which just feels a little off.
But that wasn’t enough to stop production from moving forward. Huge names were attached to that project, including Greta Gerwig in the lead role of “Sally.” Greta Gerwig as a lead actress in a sitcom spinoff? Could you imagine?
Honestly, it looked like it was going to be really good. Other names like comedian Andrew Santino and even Meg Ryan were attached to the project. But alas, it just wasn’t meant to be.
How I Met Your Father started off as a reworked version of that original Dad script. However, these are separate projects, and that original Gerwig version should not be confused with this upcoming series.
The ‘How I Met Your Father’ Cast
On April 21, it was announced that Hilary Duff will play the lead role of “Sophie” in HIMYF. In June, it was confirmed that Chris Lowell will also have a leading role. The 36-year-old actor is known for playing Stosh “Piz” Piznarski on Veronica Mars (2006-2007), Dell Parker in Private Practice (2007-2010), and Sebastian “Bash” Howard in GLOW (2017-2019).
Read on to discover which other stars are attached to this exciting project!
- Hilary Duff as “Sophie,” the main protagonist
- Chris Lowell as “Jesse,” an aspiring musician and current Uber driver
- Francia Raisa as “Valentina,” an aspiring stylist and Sophie’s roommate and friend
- Tom Ainsley as “Charlie,” an aspiring model and rich kid who falls in love with Valentina at London Fashion Week, following her back to New York
- Tien Tran as “Ellen,” Jesse’s adopted sister who just left her wife and her small farming town to come to New York
- Suraj Sharma as “Sid,” a new bar owner and an optimistic friend to Jesse
So far, this cast list is looking super good. Original HIMYM creator Craig Thomas, who is serving as an executive producer on the new series, even tweeted about meeting the six actors of the main cast. He called them an absolute delight!
We don’t yet have a confirmed release date for the new series, but now that they’ve made a cast announcement, it shouldn’t be long before production begins. Will you be watching this long-awaited spinoff?