'How I Met Your Mother' Gets a Sequel — Hilary Duff Teases about Her Upcoming Role in the Show

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 22, 2021
11:50 A.M.
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A second sequel of the famous sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" has been ordered, and Hilary Duff was announced as the lead star. The thrilled actress teased fans about her role in the new project.


Seven years after "How I Met Your Mother" aired its season finale, fans of the hit show have been given another chance to experience the beloved comedy series again and unbridled laughter.

According to reports, a second sequel series titled "How I Met Your Father" was ordered to stream at Hulu, and Hilary Duff is set to play the lead role, Sophie. The actress took to Instagram to confirm the news.

A portrait of the cast of CBS's comedy, "How I Met Your Mother," on November 10, 2005 | Photo: Getty Images


Duff began her three-part video imitating Barney Stinson's character, played by Neil Patrick Harris, asking her followers to suit up. The 33-year-old then excitedly told her fans: 

"If you can't tell, you guys — today's the day, the news came out that I am going to be shooting 'How I Met Your Father.'"


Duff explained that she would be playing Sophie and couldn't wait to dig into her new role and find out who her new on-screen family is. She also expressed excitement at partnering with Hulu for the project.

The sequel's news comes a month after Duff and her husband Matthew Koma expanded their family.


The sequel follows the storyline of the original series, which focuses on the main character Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) and his group of friends in New York as he recounts to his kids how he met their mother.

"How I Met Your Father" is set to follow the same path, but this time it would be about Sophie and her group of friends in the year 2021 as they navigate finding love through dating apps and other options.


Duff would also join the team as a producer, with Adam Londy as co-producer. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the creators of "How I Met Your Mother," will also be on board as executive producers.

The new sequel is created and written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Berger and Aptaker are in partnership with 20th Television to produce the new series, which has gotten a straight-to-series order for ten episodes.

The sequel's news comes a month after Duff and her husband Matthew Koma expanded their family with the birth of their second daughter Mae James. The duo are parents to daughter Banks Violet, whom they welcomed in 2018.

The lovebirds

began dating

 in January 2017, two years after Duff split from her first husband, Mike Comrie. Koma popped the question in May 2019, and the pair walked down the aisle later that year in an intimate ceremony.