A How I Met Your Mother spinoff is in the works by the writers of This Is Us, The Hollywood Reporter reports on Wednesday. How I Met Your Father is in development at 20th TV with writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.
The new show, told entirely from a female point of view, would not include any of the original cast or characters. Like its predecessor, it will tell the story of how the main character met their spouse.
This isn't the first time they've tried to spin off HIMYM. In 2014, CBS surprisingly passed on a pilot starring Greta Gerwig in the lead role, with Meg Ryan doing the narration (like Bob Saget had done for Josh Radnor).