How I Met Your Father

Josh Peck Joins How I Met Your Father as Filming Begins on Hulu Spinoff

Creator Isaac Aptaker took to Twitter to share a new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Hulu’s How I Met Your Father, confirming that production on the upcoming spinoff series has officially begun. In addition, Deadline brings word that Josh Peck (Drake & Josh) has officially been cast along with Ashley Reyes (American Gods) for recurring roles in the new sitcom, which will be led by Hilary Duff and Chris Lowell.

Peck is set to portray the role of Drew, who is being described as a handsome vice principal at Jesse’s elementary show. As for Reyes, she will be playing Sid’s smart and practical girlfriend who is devoted to her job as a surgical resident in Los Angeles.

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How I Met Your Father will be written and executive produced by creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (Love Victor). The spinoff will be led by Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) as Sophie, Chris Lowell (GLOW) as Jesse, Francia Raisa (Grown-ish) as Valentina, Tom Ainsley (The Royals) as Charlie, Tien Tran (Space Force) as Ellen, and Suraj Sharma (Homeland) as Sid.

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 upcoming Hulu sitcom will be executive produced by 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.

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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