A good news for How I Met Your Father fans, Hulu has decided to renew the sitcom for a second season shortly after the first season aired due to the massive following. The first season was aired on January 18, 2022, and chronicles the life of Sophie, played by Hillary Duff, who in the year 2050 narrates to her unseen son the story of how she met his father back in 2022 and how he came into being.
Along with Hillary Duff, who was last seen on one of The Bachelor episodes and is in spotlight due to her philanthropic ventures; the series also stars Christopher Lowell, who is best known for hosting the television shows like Interior Motives and The Christopher Lowell Show and Francia Raisa, known for her roles in Bring It On: All or Nothing, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Grown-ish. Suraj Sharma, known for his critically acclaimed performance in Life of Pi, also plays a major role in the series along Tom Ainsley, and Tien Tran. Kim Cattrall is also featured as the future version of Sophie, recounting her past struggles in life and love to her son.
How I Met Your Father is loosely based on another highly popular series How I Met Your Mother which has a similar storyline, following Ted Mosby, who, in the year 2030, recounts to his son, Luke, and daughter, Penny, the events from September 2005 to May 2013 that led him to meet their mother.
How I Met Your Father takes place in present times and situations which are very much relatable to the present day youth. Just like any other sitcom, How I Met Your Father also follows a closely knit group of friends who sail through seas of friendship and love in the practical world of online dating and hookup culture.
Written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the series is executive produced by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who happen to be the creators of the original series. A How I Met Your Mother spin-off was planned back in 2014 by the duo with a similar storyline but the project couldn’t move forward due to certain issues. But eventually came into being early 2022. The first season is still on air with the final episode being expected on March 15, 2022. No further details regarding the second season have been shared yet.