Hilary Duff has company. Earlier this year, it was announced that the How I Met Your Mother spinoff was finally on its way with a reworked version of How I Met Your Father. Chris Lowell (Veronica Mars), Francia Raisa (Grown-ish), Tom Ainsley (The Royals), Tien Tran (Space Force) and Suraj Sharma (God Friended Me will also be included in the series alongside Duff.
Hilary Duff posted a photo of a Zoom reunion with her new co-stars.
- Hilary Duff (Younger) is the new “Ted Mosby” and plays Sophie, a young girl who tells her son how she met his father. The story “catapults us into 2021, where Sophie and her group of friends are discovering who they are, what they want out of life and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and dating. Limitless options.” according to the official release.
- Chris Lowell (Veronica Mars) that was announced a few weeks ago. He will be Jesse, one of Sophie’s best friends. The character is described as “smart and sharp” and a cynic when it comes to love. “He’s an aspiring musician who works as an Uber driver to make ends meet and lives with his best friend. “.
- Francia Raisa (Grown-ish, Dear White People) will play Sophie’s roommate/best friend Valentina. She is a driven and adventurous aspiring stylist, and Sophie relies on Valentina’s ability to cheer her up when she’s not doing well. In the pilot, Valentina will return from London Fashion Week with a beautiful British model named Charlie.
- Tom Ainsley will play Charlie, an aspiring model who fell in love with Valentina at London Fashion Week and followed her to New York. The son of conservative aristocrats, Charlie is a great guy, but has lived his whole life in a moneyed bubble.
- Tien Tran landed the role ofElla n, Jesse’s (Lowell) adopted sister. She has just moved to New York from a small farming town after separating from his wife. Ellen feels more at home in a field of organic lettuce than in a Brooklyn bar.
- In closing, Suraj Sharma will play the role of Sid, Jesse’s roommate and best friend. He is a new bar owner and plays the optimist opposite Jesse’s cynicism.
The series was created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Original series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are on board as executive producers, as is original series director Pam Fryman, who will direct the pilot. A premiere date has not yet been announced.