How I Met Your Father (HIMYF) is a spin-off of the hugely successful How I Met Your Mother which aired from 2005 to 2014.
Using the same set and premise, instead of the story being told from the perspective of Ted Mosby, this time around, it is Sophie's life that is in the spotlight.
The first season dropped on Hulu on January 18th 2022. For those outside of the US, the show is available on Disney+.
How I Met Your Father Season 1 Recap
Depending on your perspective, the first season was either a winner or a letdown. I say that as somebody who enjoyed it but was rather surprised that absolutely everything about the show is virtually the same as the original.
We have six friends, same apartment, same style, same narration (ish), and basically the same series of bad dates and unrequited love we all saw the first time around.
That said, Sophie (Hilary Duff) is always watchable, and it's also tricky to really delve into the storylines when there are only 10 episodes!
But what did we learn from the first season of How I Met Your Father?
We met Sophie, a hopeless romantic photographer who is looking for love. Having been on a series of terrible dates, she has met her perfect guy, Ian, except that he is moving to Australia.
On the verge of giving up on love, Sophie then meets Uber driver Jesse and his friend Sid.
When she realises that she has swapped phones with Sid, Sophie, her roommate Valentina and her boyfriend Charlie rush to Sid's bar, meeting Ellen, Jesse's recently divorced sister from Iowa.
And that's how we meet our six friends…Sophie, Valentina, Charlie, Ellen, Jesse and Sid. And surprise, surprise Jesse and Sid's apartment is revealed to be Ted and Marshall's old place.
It is also when future Sophie (Kim Catrell) reveals that was the night she met the love of her life.
HOW I MET YOUR FATHER SEASON 2 RELEASE DATE
As mentioned above, the first season dropped in January 2022. The good news is that Hulu quickly renewed the show and even better – How I Met Your Father season 2 will have 20 episodes!
For those of you desperate to know how Sophie's life will turn out – you can start watching season 2 of HIMYF on Hulu from January 24th 2023.
Episodes will air weekly until June 6th 2023.
For fans outside of the United States, the show will stream internationally on Disney+ but, similar to the first season, there will be a lag. So don't expect to see the new episodes streaming until March 2023.
HIMYF SEASON 2 STORYLINE
A lot happened at the end of Season 1. Sophie and Jesse finally hooked up before it spectacularly backfired when he said ‘I love you'. Sophie, for all her attempts at love, is still freaked out by it actually happening.
But is that the end for the couple? Well, maybe not just yet. If you remember the finale of season 1, Ian – Sophie's perfect guy, returned from Australia. Can their relationship get off the ground or is all cute late-night texts and calls? Maybe reality is a lot harder.
We also know that Valentina and Charlie broke up in the last episode. That means S&V are hitting season 2 as single ladies so we'll finally get to see what Valentina looks like outside of her relationship, out on the town meeting guys.
HOW I MET YOUR FATHER CAST
There are quite a few players in HIMYF, but who are they all and who plays them in the show?
And more importantly, will they all be back in How I Met Your Father season 2?
Hilary Duff as Sophie, a young woman looking for love.
Chris Lowell as Jesse, an aspiring musician who has become an internet meme after being left by his ex-girlfriend Meredith. He lives with Sid in Ted, Marshall and Lily's old apartment.
Francia Raisa as Valentina, a assistant-stylist who is also Sophie's best friend and roommate.
Suraj Sharma as Sid, Jesse's best friend and roommate who owns a bar.
Tom Ainsley as Charlie, who follows Valentina to New York after meeting her at London Fashion Week.
Tien Tran as Ellen, Jesse's adoptive sister who moves to New York City.
Kim Cattrall as future Sophie, who in the year 2050 tells her son the story of how she met his father.
Leighton Meester as Meredith, Jesse's ex-girlfriend.
Josh Peck as Drew, the vice principal at the school where Jesse teaches music lessons.
Daniel Augustin as Ian, Sophie's perfect date who moves to and returns from Australia.