The cast of How I Met Your Father

HIMYF's Season 2 Trailer Is PACKED With Iconic Guest Stars

Another Sex and the City fan-fave is joining the cast.

by Ani Bundel, Sarah Halle Corey and Dylan Kickham
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After a successful launch of the How I Met Your Mother spinoff, fans of How I Met Your Father have been anxious to find out the future of the series. And now, they have answers: Hulu has renewed the series for another round of episodes. Here’s everything to know about How I Met Your Father Season 2, including its release date and other details.

Hilary Duff stars in How I Met Your Father, which is from This Is Us’ Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. She plays Sophie, part of a close-knit group of friends: Jesse, Valentina, Charlie, Ellen, and Sid. The show is a collective coming-of-age tale for the group, told from Sophie’s perspective in the future, where she’s played by Kim Cattrall, telling her child the story of how she met his father.

Though the series is technically a spinoff of How I Met Your Mother, it’s actually a standalone story, set in the present day. The only connection between the two shows is the same format, just gender-flipped. (The series does have a few enjoyable HIMYM easter eggs here and there.) Unlike the original series, the first season of HIMYF was conceived of as a shorter streaming series, with only 10 episodes instead of a broadcast run of 22 to 24. But the new season is planned to run more like a regular sitcom, with an order for 20 episodes.

Here’s what else to know about Season 2.

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Renewal Updates

How I Met Your Father’s first season debuted in mid-January 2022 on Hulu, and the Season 2 renewal came just a month later, on Feb. 15. In a sign of just how confident Hulu is in the hit series, it doubled the number of episodes for the second batch, pushing the season length from 10 installments to 20.

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How I Met Your Father Season 2 Cast


Of course, Season 2 will bring back the full Pemberton’s gang for more dating hijinks. That includes Duff and Cattrall as Young Sophie and Older Sophie, as well as Christopher Lowell as Jesse, Francia Raisa as Valentina, Suraj Sharma as Sid, Tom Ainsley as Charlie, and Tien Tran as Ellen.

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Release Date

On Dec. 13, Hulu announced that Season 2 of How I Met Your Father will premiere with its first episode on Jan. 24, 2023. New episodes will drop each week after that.

Hilary Duff posted a fun video announcing the premiere date on her Instagram:

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Trailer

Hulu dropped the Season 2 trailer on Jan. 10, revealing some pretty exciting details about what’s next. For one, it looks like Valentina and Charlie’s breakup in the Season 1 finale won’t last long at all, as the two can’t keep their hands off each other in the first-look clip. The trailer also revealed John Corbett will guest star as a new man who Sophie dates. Corbett is best know for playing the soulful carpenter Aidan in Sex and the City, making him the second SATC star to join the HIMYF cast alongside Kim Cattrall as future Sophie.

The trailer also reveals a bunch of other iconic guest stars, including: Leighton Meester (who returns as Jesse’s ex, Meredith), Meghan Trainor, Michael Cimino, Mark Consuelos, and Constance Marie.

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Photos

Along with the Season 2 premiere date, Hulu released a few first-look photos of How I Met Your Father Season 2.


Season 2 of How I Met Your Father premieres on Hulu on Jan. 24, 2023.

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