Two years after the first attempt at a father-centric take of “How I Met Your Mother” shockingly failed to get greenlit, the spinoff is getting another go.
Scribes Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who are currently working on “This Is Us,” are writing the script for the new version of the spinoff, which has been put into development with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the original hit, Variety has confirmed. The show will be titled “How I Met Your Father.”
The new script is still underway, and sources say it will be shopped around to networks in the new year with the hope to be in contention for the 2017-2018 TV season. No word if “How I Met Your Mother’s” network CBS is interested in the project. Insiders tell Variety the script will be pitched to both broadcast and streaming venues.
The first go at “How I Met Your Dad” back in 2014 was penned by Bays, Thomas and Emily Spivey. Actress Greta Gerwig was attached to star, and Meg Ryan was on board to be the narrator.
Like the original dad spinoff, “How I Met Your Father,” which was first reported by Deadline, is described as an ensemble series that tells the story from a female point of view, unlike the original sitcom that was narrated by Bob Saget. The new project will have new characters.