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How I Met Your Mother is officially getting a spin-off series and Hilary Duff has been cast as the lead

Grab your red cowboy boots!

By Maddison Hockey
Like Friends or Gilmore Girls, 2000's series How I Met Your Mother quickly became one of those iconic shows with a cult following.
The series, which ran from 2005 to 2014, instantly won over fans everywhere for its hilarious and outrageous look at navigating life in your 20s while telling the long-winded, yet, epic love story of Ted and his wife.
So, the news the show is getting a sequel has us ready to celebrate harder than a New Year's Eve at Ted and Barney's fake bar, Puzzles.
Head to MacLaren's this calls for celebratory drinks! (Supplied)
The long-awaited spin off, How I Met Your Father, has officially been announced by American network Hulu for an initial 10 episode run.
AND, they've already cast their first lead, beloved 00's actress and Younger star, Hilary Duff.
From what we can tell the series doesn't have a direct connection to the original but follows the same premise. However, we don't doubt some connection or exciting will be made.
Set in the near future, Hilary plays Sophie, the modern day equivalent of Ted, who tells the story of how she met her son's father back in 2021.
Hilary Duff plays lead role, Sophie. (getty)
"How I Met Your Mother is a crown jewel in the 20th library and its fans have clamored for more ever since our final broadcast seven years ago," 20th Television president Karey Burke said in a statement.
"Our genius producers Isaac and Elizabeth who are — wait for it — legendary within our halls, have created a spectacular new take which both honors the original and is entirely their own."
How I met Your Father will be created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, with the OG creators of How I Met Your Mother, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas executive producing alongside them.
What shenanigans with Sophie get up to? (Supplied)
This isn't the first attempt at a spin off for the beloved series.
Back in 2014, as soon as HIMYM, talks naturally began about developing a sequel.
In fact, How I Met Your Dad starring Greta Gerwig had a pilot episode created and pitched to CBS, however it never went ahead.
Here's hoping, nay praying we get a great first season and much more this time around!

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