Hulu’s Hilary Duff-Led How I Met Your Father Main Cast Announced

Following the official announcement that Hilary Duff has been set as the main lead for How I Met Your Father, Hulu has finally confirmed the five other leads who will be joining the Lizzie McGuire star in the upcoming How I Met Your Mother spinoff.

Chris Lowell (GLOW), Francia Raisa (Grown-ish), Tom Ainsley (The Royals), Tien Tran (Space Force), and Suraj Sharma (Homeland) have been officially been cast as series regulars.

Their official character descriptions are listed below:

  • Lowell’s Jesse – “an aspiring musician who works as an Uber driver to make ends meet. He’s smart, edgy and cynical about love.”
  • Raisa’s Valentina – “Sophie’s roommate, who’s an aspiring stylist. She’s impulsive and adventurous, and brings back a gorgeous Brit by the name of Charlie after returning from London Fashion Week in the beginning of the series.”
  • Ainsley’s Charlie – “an up-and-coming model, who fell head over heels in love with Valentina and followed her to New York. Charlie’s the son of posh, conservative British aristocrats, so he’s been living in the happy bubble of the rich his whole life.”
  • Tran’s Ellen – “Jesse’s adopted sister, who just moved to New York from a small farming town after separating from her wife, and doesn’t quite fit into the Brooklyn scene.”
  • Sharma’s Sid – “Jesse’s best friend and roommate. A new bar owner, he is the optimist to Jesse’s negativity.”

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How I Met Your Father will be written and executive produced by creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (Love Victor). Executive producers are How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with Adam Londy. 20th Television is producing with Duff set as a producer.

Like the original’s premise, the 10-episode multi and single-cam comedy series will center around Sophie as she tells her son the story of how she met his father. It will begin in 2021, where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

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The original series ran on-air for nine seasons from 2005-2014. It starred Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby, Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen, Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin, Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, and Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky, with Bob Saget serving as the voice of future Ted.


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