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The series that had everyone talking for several seasons, How I Met Your Mother, might be returning with its original cast in the spinoff series, How I Met Your Father.

How I Met Your Mother spinoffs have been in development the stages before being ditched in the past few years. However, it has finally been revealed that one is finally coming, and singer and actor, Hilary Duff, is set to star in the spinoff series. What you can expect from the HIMYF series is a similar story to its beloved predecessor... but in the complete opposite direction.

The original HIMYM premiered on CBS back in 2005. The series told the story of how Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) met his wife and the mother of his children, who was only revealed in the final season. 

Other details of the spinoff series, which includes who we will be expecting on screen and when the series will be premiered, have still not been reveal. However, what we can be sure of, is that the HIMYF series will be connected to the original series in unexpected ways. The Lizzie McGuire star revealed on The Jess Cagle Show on May 6, "I don't want to give it all away and the script is definitely being changed a little bit, but it does tie in."

To tell fans more about the series, How I Met Your Father will focus on Sophie, who is be played by Duff. Sophie is telling her son the story of how she met his father, using the original series’ structure of flashbacks and narrative voiceovers. Just like the original series, the spinoff will be set in New York City (but filmed in Los Angeles). The exciting series will also include several "flash back" to 2021, when Sophie and her friends are figuring out their futures.

Not only will we see her familiar face on screen, but Duff will also serve as a producer on the show, which will be executively produced by How I Met Your Mother creators, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, alongside Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.

Not only is Duff looking forward to meeting her new TV family, but she is also excited and thrilled to see how her character Sophie will grow throughout the series. "There's so much opportunity for love stories with this show because it's Sophie and then three dudes. So it's going down that whole rabbit hole of like, well, which one was the one, and who was the father? And you get to go through all of Sophie's young experience of finding love and dating and what that's like in the modern world."

No other casting details for HIMYF have been announced as yet. There is also no confirmation to whether the original cast of HIMYM, including Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, and Radnor, will make a guest appearance. But no worries, Duff is already advocating for their return as she said: "Hopefully we'll have some fun guest appearances from the original cast," she teased in the interview.

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