A ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff Is Currently Being Written

by : Francesca Donovan on : 10 Aug 2017 16:56
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Brush up on your Bro Code: The How I Met Your Mother gang are reuniting at MacLaren’s for a spin-off series.


This isn’t the first time a spin-off has been proposed since Barney, Ted, Marshall, Lily and Robin called it quits after nine seasons of comedic whimsy, saccharine sitcom stylings and partially profound narrative arcs.

In case you can’t remember how things wound down, here’s a little reminder:

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20th Century Fox TV twice previously attempted to gender-swap the whole narrative with This Is Us co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, in a proposal titled How I Met You Father.


But This Is Us took off and with Aptaker and Berger no longer available, ‘the studio will try [developing a spin-off] with different writers’, Fox chairman Dana Walden told Deadline.

 No previous HIMYM spinoff ideas will be carried over, according to Walden:

They will be starting from scratch. It’s one that’s been slowly cooked. If it’s the right idea the right execution, we’ll take that.

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So if you were expecting a Robin Scherbatsky take on Ted Mosby and that blue french horn, you’ll be disappointed.

Whatever they come up with, it’s got to be legendary.

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

Topics: Film and TV


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