The rumours were true! “Younger” star Hilary Duff will indeed be going solo in her own spin-off of the hit comedy.
“Younger” creator Darren Star, in the midst of promoting his new Netflix rom-com “Emily in Paris”, confirmed earlier reports that first emerged back in May.
“It’s just something we’ve been thinking about,” says Star in a video interview with Associated Press. “I love Hilary Duff, and I think it’s gonna be something that [will] possibly be a whole different show than ‘Younger’ but sort of it would be her character.”
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) October 1, 2020
Back in May 2020, The Hollywood Reporter cited sources claiming that a Duff-led “Younger” spin-off was being developed by Star, creator of “Younger”.
“Younger” follows the exploits of a 40-something woman (Sutton Foster) who pretends to be in her 20s in order to get a job by posing as an up-and-comer, with Duff playing her millennial boss.
According to THR’s initial report, the spin-off would focus on Duff’s character, Kelsey Peters.
While a network hasn’t yet been determined (“Younger” airs on TV Land in the U.S.), sources indicate the Paramount Network is a likely choice.
At the time, representatives for ViacomCBS and Netflix declined THR‘s request for comment.