How I Met Your Father has been cancelled on Hulu after two seasons. Extending the original story of How I Met Your Mother on CBS, the spin-off starred Hilary Duff as Sophie, explaining to her son from the future how she met his father. Sadly, unlike the CBS series, How I Met Your Father’s cancellation left Sophie’s story incomplete (H/T ComicBook for the story), meaning fans may never discover who the father is.
Hulu handed How I Met Your Father a ten-episode order in April 2021. Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, known for their work on This Is Us and Love, Victor, alongside HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas (who served as exec producers), developed the spin-off. Season 2 launched at the start of 2023.
“Carter and Craig’s iconic original series revolutionized the half-hour comedy, and we are so honored to be carrying the torch forward for the next generation — and with Hilary Duff no less!” Aptaker and Berger said at the time of the announcement. “We can’t wait for audiences to meet Sophie and her crew, and watch them come into their own and find love in modern-day New York City.”
“I’ve been incredibly lucky in my career to play some wonderful characters and I’m looking forward to taking on the role of Sophie,” said Duff. “As a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, I’m honored and even a little nervous that Carter and Craig would trust me with the sequel of their baby.”
How I Met Your Father further stars Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, Kim Cattrall, Daniel Augustin, Ashley Reyes and Josh Peck. Cobie Smulders (Robin Scherbatsky) and Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson) were featured in guest cameos.