An older version of Lizzie McGuire never got off the ground. Now Hilary Duff is focusing her efforts on channeling her inner Ted Mosby for the How I Met Your Mother Spinoff, How I Met Your Father. The show’s producers have confirmed to Deadline that Kim Cattrall from Sex and the City is going to be playing an older version of Duff’s character Sophie. So far there has been no confirmation on whether Cattrall will get a voice only role. As was the case with Bob Saget in the original. With Josh Radnor still playing the character in the flesh even in the scenes where we got to see an all grown up Ted Mosby. From the looks of things Cattrall might actually get to play the character of Sophie in the flesh in some of the characteristic future shots from the series.
What’s Kim Cattrall Been Up To Since Sex and the City?
The show isn’t necessarily going to serve as the big comeback for Sex and the City alum Kim Cattrall. Actually, she’s jumping on the set of How I Met Your Father after just finishing the film, About My Father with Robert De Niro. In TV, she was also in Filthy Rich recently. Of course, she’s still very active in the Sex and the City universe. If they decide to give that franchise another go there’s a good chance that she’ll be on board. The challenge of filling Bob Saget’s shoes is certainly an interesting one.
Bringing More Diversity To The Friend Group In How I Met Your Father
Other than Duff and Kim Cattrall who are both cast in the role of Sophie, the show will be set to feature a group of friends just as the original did. This time around the show’s producers are being a bit more cognizant about diversity. Bringing along a pretty colorful range of actors. Whereas the original How I Met Your Mother followed a similar playbook to what had made Friends successful in the 90s early 2000s. A group of friends all just one race is probably not something we’ll ever see again on TV.
The cast and characters of the friend group are composed by Jesse (Chris Lowell), Valentina (Francia Raisa), Charlie (Tom Ainsley), Ellen (Tien Tran), and Sid (Suraj Sharma). There hasn’t been confirmation on the sexuality of each of the characters. It’s looking like we’ll get more diversity in that department as well.
What Will Make How I Met Your Father Different From The Original Show?
From what we know other than the obvious change of getting the main character to be a woman the challenge for the writers and producers of the show is going to be to get the classic HIMYM narrative to work in the modern times. For example, it’s been teased that the show will cover dating through app rather extensively. The original show did have an episode that showed all of the characters on their phones. That part of the “modern” world was more or less ignored for the rest of the show.