Nearly two years ago, CBS opted out of the How I Met Your Mother spinoff titled How I Met Your Dad. It would have been told from a female perspective and would have shown how the main female character met her future husband. The network declined to move forward with the project citing issues with the pilot.
Another spinoff is getting a go and this time it is titled, How I Met Your Father. 20th Century Fox has allegedly begun the development of the new season. Deadline, which first reported the show, called it a ?brand new take on the premise with new characters and new writers.?
Plot Details & News
How I Met Your Father will follow a new set of characters and will be told from a woman?s perspective. Though essentially following the concept of the popular CBS sitcom, it would entirely involve a different take on the story. This means none of the original cast including Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris will be returning.
This is Us executive producers/writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are ?under an overall deal? with 20th TV to pen the show. Original How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will executive produce, but their capacity remains unknown.
Previously Bays, Thomas and Emily Spivey tried to launch a spinoff of the How I Met Your Mother titled How I Met Your Dad. A pilot was ordered by CBS in 2014, just as the original series was finishing its nine-season run on the network. That version would have followed Greta Gerwig?s Sally while Meg Ryan served as the narrator. Unfortunately, it failed to take off and ultimately the project fell through.
How I Met Your Father Release Date
There is no word yet on when the How I Met Your Mother spinoff would land in the market. The new script is still underway and sources revealed to Variety that it will be shopped around to networks in the new year. How I Met Your Father is reportedly targeting to be in contention for the 2017-2018 TV season.
Since the spinoff doesn’t feature any of the original ensemble, it may not necessarily be restricted to CBS. Insiders said the script will be pitched to both broadcast and streaming venues. There is a chance the spinoff could land on the likes of streaming sites like Netflix.