See the New Season 2 Trailer for 'How I Met Your Father,' Plus Find Out When The Hulu Series Returns

The story continues in 2023!

Get ready to dive even deeper into the story of how Hilary Duff met your father, unseen son in the year 2050! In mid-February 2022, Hulu not only renewed How I Met Your Father for a Season 2 but also doubled the number of episodes fans will get!

“[Series creators] Isaac [Aptaker] and Elizabeth [Berger]’s inspired vision for How I Met Your Father has proven to be true appointment viewing that fans cannot get enough of week to week,” Jordan Helman, Head of Scripted Content at Hulu Originals, said in a Feb. 15 statement according to TV Line.

Accompanying that statement was the news that, while HIMYF Season 1 consists of 10 episodes, HIMYF Season 2 will include a whopping 20 episodes.

Ready to find out everything we know so far about how Season 2 may unfold? (We promise we won't talk your ear off like your mom Kim Cattrall does!) Keep reading for the scoop on How I Met Your Father Season 2!

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When does Season 2 of How I Met Your Father premiere?

The first episode of Season 2 premieres Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. New episodes will be released weekly on Hulu.

Is there a How I Met Your Father Season 2 trailer?

The How I Met Your Father trailer for season 2 is finally here!

On Dec. 13 Hulu shared a first look at the second season. Check out stills from season 2 below:

<p>Sophie (Hilary Duff) and Jesse (Christopher Lowell)</p><p>Patrick Wymore/Hulu</p>

Sophie (Hilary Duff) and Jesse (Christopher Lowell)

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<p>Charlie (Tom Ainsley) and Ellen (Tien Tran)</p><p>Patrick Wymore/Hulu</p>

Charlie (Tom Ainsley) and Ellen (Tien Tran)

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<p>Jesse (Christopher Lowell) and Sid (Suraj Sharma) </p><p>Patrick Wymore/Hulu</p>

Jesse (Christopher Lowell) and Sid (Suraj Sharma)

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<p>Sophie (Hilary Duff) and Valentina (Francia Raisa)</p><p>Patrick Wymore/Hulu</p>

Sophie (Hilary Duff) and Valentina (Francia Raisa)

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What is How I Met Your Father about?

Set in the same universe as its CBS sitcom predecessor, How I Met Your Mother, the show’s setup is similar to HIMYM: The main character, Sophie—played by Duff in the present and Cattrall in the future—tells her son the story of how she met his father. The synopsis for the show reads: "In the near future, Sophie (Hilary Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the present where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options."

Related: 10 Fun Facts About How I Met Your Father Star Hilary Duff 

What will happen in How I Met Your Father Season 2?

Viewers can expect to watch Sophie continue to date while trying to find The One. As Sophie revealed in the show’s premiere, she met the father in the first episode, but we will have to keep watching the show to figure out which male character becomes her future groom.

Tien Tran, Hilary Duff and Francia Raisa in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Patrick Wymore/Hulu</p>
Tien Tran, Hilary Duff and Francia Raisa in "How I Met Your Father"

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Who’s in the How I Met Your Father Season 2 cast?

The Hulu series stars Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran and Suraj Sharma. Kim Cattrall, Daniel Augustin, Ashley Reyes and Josh Peck are also recurring stars.

Related: Haaaaaave You Met Dad? Everything We Know About the HIMYM Spinoff, How I Met Your Father—Including Who the Dad Might Be! 

Hilary Duff as Sophie on How I Met Your Father

Hilary Duff as Sophie in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Hulu</p>
Hilary Duff as Sophie in "How I Met Your Father"

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A film and television actress, singer, writer, producer, and entrepreneur, Duff quickly became a teen idol in the title character of the TV series Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004) and the subsequent movie.

Her film roles include Cadet Kelly, Agent Cody Banks, A Cinderella Story, and the Cheaper by the Dozen franchiseShe has also been an executive producer of several projects that she starred in, including According to Greta, Beauty and the Briefcase and The Haunting of Sharon Tate. Most recently, she starred as Kelsey Peters on TV Land’s longest-running original dramedy Younger, for which she received People’s Choice nominations in 2016 and 2017.

Related:  How She Met Her Husband! All About Hilary Duff's Adorable Marriage to—and Family With—Rocker Matthew Koma 

Kim Cattrall as Older Sophie on How I Met Your Father

Kim Cattrall as older Sophie in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Hulu</p>
Kim Cattrall as older Sophie in "How I Met Your Father"

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In the original How I Met Your Mother, Bob Saget famously played the older version of Josh Radnor‘s lead character, Ted Mosby, although the former performed his role strictly through voiceovers. However, it seems that in the reboot, the older version of Duff’s character will appear onscreen in a series of flash-forwards—and that the role will be played by none other than former Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall!

“She plays all the flash-forwards, and she’s just incredible—like, really incredible,” Duff told Entertainment Tonight soon after the casting news broke.

“She’s just a force, but she’s so kind. She’s so warm, and I’m so excited to have her on board, truly. It’s a really cool show, and I’m really proud of it and happy to have someone like her stepping in.” Duff even admitted that she sees the resemblance between the two.

“Honestly, we kind of look alike,” she said. “I never realized it, but when we were sitting there, I was like, ‘I can see this, and God, I hope I look like you!'”

Josh Peck as Drew on How I Met Your Father

Josh Peck as Drew in "How I Met Your Father" Season 2<p>Hulu</p>
Josh Peck as Drew in "How I Met Your Father" Season 2

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Another exciting cast addition announced in September 2021? Drake & Josh and Turner & Hooch star, Josh Peck! He’ll be playing the recurring role of a vice-principal at the school where Jesse (see below) works.

Chris Lowell as Jesse on How I Met Your Father

Chris Lowell as Jesse in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Hulu</p>
Chris Lowell as Jesse in "How I Met Your Father"

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An Atlanta native, Lowell’s early passions were theater, filmmaking, and beach volleyball. He was discovered in 2003 during his first major audition, landing the role of Jonathan Fields on the ABC teen drama Life As We Know It, which ran for 13 episodes. He was then cast in the third season of Veronica Mars, opposite Kristen Bell.

From 2007-2010, he appeared in the ABC drama Private Practice opposite KateWalsh, playing Del, the receptionist for the Oceanside Wellness Group. Lowell also played Stuart Whitworth in The Help.

Francia Raisa as Valentina on How I Met Your Father

Francia Raisa as Valentina in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Hulu</p>
Francia Raisa as Valentina in "How I Met Your Father"

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Valentina is Sophie’s roommate, an aspiring stylist, and her BFF. “Valentina is impulsive and adventurous and Sophie relies on Valentina’s ability to cheer her up when she gets down,” according to Deadline. “She brings British Charlie back with her from London Fashion Week.”

A native of L.A. and a former cheerleader, Francia Raisa began taking acting jobs as a junior in high school, modeling for print ads and appearing in commercials. She guest-starred in the sitcoms American Family: Journey of Dreams and Over There. She is best known for her leading role opposite Hayden Panettiere in Bring It On: All or Nothing, the two Cutting Edge movies, and the hit ABC Family drama, The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Other roles include the USA Network’s In Plain Sight, the Freeform show Grown-ish, and Life-Size 2, opposite Tyra Banks.

An extremely altruistic woman and loving friend, Raisa donated one of her kidneys in 2017 to her friend Selena Gomez, who has lupus.

Tom Ainsley as Charlie on How I Met Your Father

Tom Ainsley as Charlie in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Hulu</p>
Tom Ainsley as Charlie in "How I Met Your Father"

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Charlie fell in love with Valentina at London Fashion Week and followed her to New York. The son of conservative aristocrats, Charlie’s a great guy but he’s been living in a rich person’s bubble his whole life.

Tom Ainsley, who hails from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, U.K., is best known for his roles as Benoit in Versailles and Nick in The Royals. He is currently based in London. He had leading roles in the Jarhead franchise, Sony’s 2017 thriller Serpent (2017), and Safe Inside (2019).

Tien Tran as Ellen on How I Met Your Father

Tien Tran as Ellen in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Hulu</p>
Tien Tran as Ellen in "How I Met Your Father"

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Ellen, Jesse’s adopted sister, just moved to New York from a small farming town after separating from her wife. Ellen’s more comfortable on an organic lettuce field than in a Brooklyn dive bar.

Tien Tran is a comedian, actress and writer from Chicago. She was a writer on both seasons of Showtime’s Work in Progress. She can be seen in Netflix’s Space Force and Easy, IFC’s Sherman’s Showcase, Pop TV’s Hot Date. She has also been featured as part of Comedy Central and Refinery29’s stand-up series Taking the Stage.

Tran was named one of the 2019 Just For Laughs New Faces of Comedy. In 2017, she was featured in Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch Chicago Showcase. A year later, she participated in CBS’ Diversity Showcase and became head writer for the showcase in 2019. She is a veteran member of the prestigious Second City’s Mainstage in Chicago, the training ground for many notable comedians.

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Suraj Sharma as Sid on How I Met Your Father

Suraj Sharma as Sid in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Hulu</p>
Suraj Sharma as Sid in "How I Met Your Father"

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Jesse’s best friend and roommate, Sid’s a new bar owner and an optimist compared to Jesse’s cynicism.

With no prior acting experience, Suraj Sharma, who grew up in New Delhi, India, made his debut in the 2012 movie Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee, adapted from the novel of the same name. He auditioned along with his brother for the role of “Pi” and after several rounds of auditions, he won the role, beating out 3,000 other young men. He earned critical acclaim for this role. In 2014, he portrayed the character of Aayan Ibrahim in Season 4 of the Showtime series Homeland, and from 2018 to 2020 he starred in the CBS series God Friended Me.

Daniel Augustin as Ian on How I Met Your Father

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Daniel Augustin as Ian in "How I Met Your Father" Season 2 on Hulu

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Daniel Augustin replaced Brandon Micheal Hall on How I Met Your Father for Season 2 after Hall encountered scheduling conflicts that prevented him from being available to film.

Augustin has previously appeared in Grey's Anatomy, Rap S*it and Dynasty and starred as Rakim in Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

Stony Blyden as Jasper in How I Met Your Father

Stony Blyden as Jasper in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Hulu</p>
Stony Blyden as Jasper in "How I Met Your Father"

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Stony Blyden is Jasper in How I Met Your Father and works alongside Sid in the bar. The Icelandic star is a rapper, record producer and drummer in addition to an actor.

Hilary Duff and Josh Peck in "How I Met Your Father"<p>Patrick Wymore/Hulu</p>
Hilary Duff and Josh Peck in "How I Met Your Father"

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Who is the father on How I Met Your Father?

That’s obviously going to be a highly guarded secret; in fact, Duff told Parade right before the series premiere that even she doesn’t know who the dad is yet—but it was promised that whoever it turns out to be, viewers already met him in HIMYF‘s premiere episode.

“She met more than two guys that night, right?” Duff told us. “She met Charlie (Ainsley), she met Jesse (Lowell), she met Sid (Sharma). She also met one other person that you’ll find out about later. So, there are a few cute ways that the writers have played with how she met other people that night. And it happens in flashbacks. That’s a little yanking from the original show, where we’re playing with past and present in flashbacks or flash-forwards.”

Is How I Met Your Father a reboot or a revival?

Karey Burke, president of 20th Century Fox Television, says the new show “honors the original and is entirely their own,” while TV Line has called HIMYF a “reimagining” of HIMYM.

How many episodes were there of How I Met Your Father in Season 1?

Season 1 of How I Met Your Father consists of 10 half-hour episodes.

How many episodes will there be of How I Met Your Father in Season 2?

A whopping 20 episodes have been ordered by Hulu for Season 2.

Who are the creators of How I Met Your Father?

This is Us co-showrunners Aptaker and Berger, whose credits include Hulu’s Love Victor, are at the helm of the reboot. They were first attached to HIMYF in 2016, but their commitment to This is Us put a stop to the pilot at that time, according to reports from TVLine.

Where to watch and stream How I Met Your Father Season 1?

New episodes of How I Met Your Father drop on Tuesdays. The Season 1 finale is set for Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Where to watch and stream How I Met Your Father Season 2?

As with Season 1, Season 2 of How I Met Your Father will be available exclusively on Hulu.

Where to stream How I Met Your Mother?

All nine seasons of How I Met Your Mother are currently available to stream via Amazon Prime and (probably not coincidentally) on Hulu.

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