HIMYM Fans, Our Spinoff Is Here!

How I Met Your Father, a spinoff of How I Met Your Mother, starring Hilary Duff, is going to air! Here’s everything we know and are hoping for from the show!

HIMYM fans, we request the highest of fives! Our How I Met Your Mother spinoff, How I Met Your Father, is finally coming! It’s been 7 years since the controversial finale aired, and fans have been asking questions ever since. The show ran for nine seasons, from 2005 to 2014. It starred Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan. While we don’t know if the beloved cast will make any cameos, here’s what we know about How I Met Your Father.

How I Met Your Father will follow Sophie (Hilary Duff) in the future as she tells her son how she met his father. The main action of the show will take place in 2021, as Sophie and her friends are trying to figure 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.”

The show was in development in 2014, and a pilot was filmed starring Greta Gerwig. But it didn’t get picked up until now. Hulu has ordered 10 episodes starring the iconic Hilary Duff, who is also a producer. Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who have worked on This Is Us and Love, Victor will oversee How I Met Your Father. The OG HIMYM creators, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, will be executive producing.

We’re super excited for How I Met Your Father, but here’s what we’re hoping for!

Seeing Hilary Duff Suited Up!

Duff, who is starring, announced her involvement on her Instagram! While we don’t know if the original cast will be involved in any way, we’re hoping some loved gags and running jokes will make an appearance, like Barney’s love of suits! We certainly think Hilary would look awesome all suited up.

A Better Take On Dating Apps

In the original series, there’s an episode where Ted gets made fun of for meeting someone online. Dating apps have risen in popularity since then, and we’re hoping for a more nuanced take on them. The show description mentions “how to fall in love in the age of dating apps,” so we’re excited to see what the show’s take on them will be.

Answers About Swarkles

When the last season and finale of HIMYM aired, fans were shocked that Robin and Barney didn’t end up together. 7 years later, fans are still lamenting their relationship on Twitter.

After the announcement of How I Met Your Father, a lot of fans are wondering if there’s a way for Swarkles, Robin and Barney’s couple name, to become canon. We certainly have some questions, and we’re hopeful the show someone answers them.

We can’t wait to find out more about the spinoff in the coming months. Keep your eyes peeled for more info, and remember, this is going to be legen- wait for it- dary!

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Daniella Baltazar

Daniella Baltazar is a senior at Emerson College currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Media Arts Production with a minor in Global and Post-Colonial Studies. She is a spring 2021 intern for AfterBuzz TV and is hoping to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.