The new sitcom “How I Met Your Father,” a spin-off of the CBS comedy series “How I Met Your Mother” is now available to stream exclusively on Hulu. The show premiered two episodes on January 18, with new episodes airing every Tuesday.
The new series mirrors the storyline of the original show, but is depicted from a woman’s perspective. Disney alum Hillary Duff stars as Sophie, who is telling her son the story of how she met his father, just as Ted Mosby, played by Josh Radnor, does in the original.
Kim Cattrall was brought on for the role of future Sophie who offers narration throughout the series. In the original, the late Bob Saget had narrated Ted’s story.
Many students at Sacred Heart University were pleased with the casting of the show.
“I am so excited about this new spin-off and not even because I’m a fan of the original. I just love that it’s starring Hillary Duff,” said junior Kate Iannazzi. “My generation loved her when she was on Disney and a lot of us hoped for a Lizzie McGuire reboot which we sadly didn’t get, but now she’s starring in this fun show and that kind of pays homage to two different fan groups.”
According to Hulu, the series will follow the young lives of Sophie and her group of friends tackling adulthood, love, and life in present day New York City in an age of social media and online dating apps.
The series begins with Sophie detailing a Tinder date gone wrong. Tinder is a popular dating app used most commonly among young adults. The date had appalled Sophie so much that she vowed to quit the app.
“I think it’s going to be so interesting to see how they take on dating and maneuvering relationships today,” said junior Brianna Rossback. “Everything has become so technology based that the human contact aspect of dating has almost been erased and I think online dating only makes it worse. But it is 2021, and that’s our reality, so I’ll love to see how they take that on.”
According to Deadline, creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger will be working on the series as executive producers and writers. They had proposed the idea in 2018, but due to another conflicting project were not able to commit to it.
Original creators of “How I Met Your Mother,” Craig Thomas and Carter Bays will also be executive producers, alongside producer Hillary Duff.
Thomas and Bays expressed their excitement and close connection to the new spin-off to Deadline.
“Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story: It’s the story of how two writers got lucky enough to make their dream TV show for nine seasons and now get to pass the torch to an inspired new creative team with their own incredible story to tell, the story of ‘How I Met Your Father.’ We are honored by their passion and vision and look forward to helping them tell a legendary new story,” said Thomas and Bays.
“I think it’s so cool that they have the original creators working on this new series. It makes the whole thing even more special,” said junior Tristan Saldanha. “I watched the first two episodes as soon as they came out and they were so good!
“Even if you aren’t a fan of the original, you should give this one a shot,” said Saldanha.