Seven years have passed since we bid farewell to Barney, Ted, Lily and the rest of the gang when How I Met Your Mother wrapped in 2014.
But now, fans of the show will be pleased to know that a spin-off is officially happening - and what's more, Hilary Duff set to star.
Titled How I Met Your Father, the series' official description reminds us of the original show but with a twist. How I Met Your Father will take place in the future where a mother named Sophie tells her son the story of how she met his dad. Sounds familiar, doesn't it!
The series will then go back to 2021 and viewers will see Sophie and her friends figuring out what they want in life, falling in and out of love, using dating apps and their jobs, Variety reports.
It's not clear if How I Met Your Father will link back to How I Met Your Mother or if it will be an entirely new story in a brand new setting, as opposed to trendy Manhattan, with never before seen characters.
How I Met Your Mother's creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will serve as executive producers on the new show. How I Met Your Mother aired on CBS for nine seasons and 208 episodes between 2005-2014. Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan starred and Bob Saget narrated as an older version of Ted Mosby.
All episodes of How I Met Your Mother can be streamed on Disney+. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on all the old adventures before How I Met Your Father drops.
The co-creators behind the Hulu/Disney + series Love, Victor, Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, are responsible for creating How I Met Your Father.
This is not the first attempt to create a gender-flipped spin-off. Back in 2014 a pilot was filmed by CBS titled How I Met Your Dad with actress and Little Women and Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig in the lead role. The pilot was not picked up to series.
Before landing the role of Sophie, Hilary Duff was set to star in a Disney+ revival of her teen sitcom Lizzie McGuire, which was ultimately cancelled due to creative differences.
We cannot wait to see Hilary Duff as Sophie! Let the countdown begin.
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