ET has confirmed that a new “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff, called “How I Met Your Father,” is in development.
While no network is currently attached to the project, the show is being developed by writers from NBC’s freshman family drama hit, “This Is Us.”
Deadline reports that “This Is Us” co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are behind the latest efforts to further the “HIMYM” franchise, and that the new show will be told from a female point of view. None of the characters from the original series are expected to be featured in the new ensemble cast.
This will be the second “HIMYM” spinoff that 20th Century Fox TV is attempting to get to series. “How I Met Your Dad,” which starred Greta Gerwig, failed to land a series order in 2014 after getting a pilot pickup.
Should the proposed show move forward, “HIMYM” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will serve as executive producers.
The original CBS sitcom took its final bow in 2014 after nine seasons. While the series didn’t attract the same amount of viewers as blockbusters like “The Big Bang Theory” or the awards recognition of shows like “Modern Family,” it proved to be groundbreaking in the multi-camera format.
The show also became one of the first TV comedies to cultivate an online following and strong social media presence, which helped boost its numbers among viewers in the sought after 18-34 age range.
Additional reporting by Philiana Ng.