Wait for it … How I Met Your Father, the long-awaited spinoff to How I Met Your Mother, is almost here. Hulu first gave the series a 10-episode order back in April, but efforts to bring How I Met Your Father to life began in 2016. Additionally, this version comes years after a failed CBS spinoff, called How I Met Your Dad, in 2014. Will the updated concept fare better than its predecessor? Fans will have to wait a few more weeks to find out. Here’s everything we know about How I Met Your Father, including its release date, cast, and more.
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‘How I Met Your Father’ release date and how to watch
On Nov. 17, the How I Met Your Father cast shared a video announcing the release date. Good news: it’s much closer than fans might have expected. The show will premiere on Jan. 18, 2022. Check out the announcement clip below — those who watched How I Met Your Mother will recognize a few of its iconic phrases.
How I Met Your Father will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu. According to TVLine, the first two episodes will launch at once on the platform, followed by a new episode every week.
What is ‘How I Met Your Father’ about?
We couldn’t keep you waiting any longer… How I Met Your Father is coming January 18, only on @Hulu! #HIMYF pic.twitter.com/lfK6sVrQJQ
— How I Met Your Father (@HIMYFonHulu) November 17, 2021
Taking on a similar approach to How I Met Your Mother, the spinoff will feature a mother named Sophie telling her son how she met his father. However, unlike the 2000s original, How I Met Your Father will include modern dating apps and new relationship scenarios.
Hulu said in a press statement (via Parade) that the story “catapults us back to the year 2021, where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, and what they want out of life and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and timeless options.”
In terms of formatting, the show will feature an older Sophie as the narrator. The scenes were filmed using both single and multi-camera approaches, just like How I Met Your Mother.
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet