A spinoff of “How I Met Your Mother” is back on, TheWrap has confirmed.
“How I Met Your Father” will follow a new cast of characters and will be told from a woman’s perspective, but will follow the same format as the popular CBS sitcom that starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris.
“This Is Us” co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger will write the series and executive produce. “HIMYM” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will also executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television, where Aptaker and Berger have an overall deal, will produce.
Aptaker and Berger are represented by Verve, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson. Bays and Thomas are represented by UTA.
Previously Bays, Thomas, and Emily Spivey tried to launch a spinoff of the original series entitled “How I Met Your Dad.”
That version would have followed Sally (Greta Gerwig) on the journey of how she met her husband. Meg Ryan would have served as the narrator just as Bob Saget did on the original show. However, CBS decided not to move forward with the series, citing “issues with the pilot.”
Most recently, Bays and Thomas landed a pilot production commitment for a new series based on the comedy of Chris Distefano, who will serve as an executive producer and co-writer.