How I Met Your Mother is one of the most successful sitcoms of the past few decades, right up there with Friends and Seinfeld. But for fans and critics a like, the comedy did not end to a warm reception.
Many were angered by the decisions that were made, feeling that they were a cop out. The backlash reached a point in which the creators of the show actually even released an alternate ended, but it didn’t solve anything.
As a result of this, many were skeptical of the talk that followed the series end of a possible spin off show. The project, titled How I Met Your Dad, has gone through many different development cycles since How I Met Your Mother ended three years ago, but neither of the first two attempts ever reached production.
Now, 20th Century Fox announced that the latest attempt to get the ball rolling on the project has started by focusing on hiring new lead writers.
“The studio will try [developing a spinoff] with different writers. 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.”
Originally, This Is Us co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger were targeted for writing the script. After their show found quick success though they were bumped up to co-showrunners for the project, thus unable to work on the project, now titled How I Met Your Father.
It’s entirely unsure how closely the spinoff will tie into the original series if it ever does get made, but most of the original cast are spread out doing different projects of their own.
Alongside this update, also comes interesting news about two more potential spin off shows in the works. Deadline is reporting that ABC’s Modern Family and 20th Century Fox’s Empire could also receive their adjacent properties in the new future.
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