The hit CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” is getting a spin-off on Hulu, called “How I Met Your Father” with actress Hilary Duff slated to star in the 10-episode series.

The new series follows Sophie, played by Duff, as she tells her son the love story of how she and her husband met in the year 2021. It’s still unclear how, or even if, the new series will tie into the original “HIMYM,” Variety pointed out.

“I’ve been incredibly lucky in my career to play some wonderful characters and I’m looking forward to taking on the role of Sophie,” said Duff. “As a huge fan of ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ I’m honored and even a little nervous that Carter and Craig would trust me with the sequel of their baby. Isaac and Elizabeth are brilliant, and I can’t wait to work alongside them and all of their genius. Just fangirling over here getting to join the Hulu Originals and 20th families. I realize these are big shoes to fill and I’m excited to slip my 6 ½’s in there!”

This is the second time a reboot of the popular sitcom has been pitched, though the initial series, “How I Met Your Dad,” failed after producing a pilot in 2014. That show’s planned star, Greta Gerwig, went on to tell Stephen Colbert in 2017 that the test audiences didn’t respond well to the show, noting she specifically didn't test well.

“The audience, they’re given knobs. They turn the knob to the right if they like it and to the left if they don’t,” Gerwig said at the time. “And apparently, they turned the knob to the left every time I came yeah, they didn’t like it. At all.”

According to E!, that show followed a character named Sally, who was described as a “female Peter Pan who is on the verge of breaking up with her husband after less than a year of marriage.”

The new series is being brought to viewers by “This Is Us” co-showrunners and “Love, Victor” co-creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, with Duff serving as a producer alongside Adam Londy.

“We are beyond excited to be bringing ‘How I Met Your Father’ to Hulu,” said Aptaker and Berger. “Carter and Craig’s iconic original series revolutionized the half-hour comedy, and we are so honored to be carrying the torch forward for the next generation – and with Hilary Duff no less! We can’t wait for audiences to meet Sophie and her crew, and watch them come into their own and find love in modern-day New York City. And we hope nobody thinks it’s weird that Bob Saget will be playing old Hilary Duff’s voice.”

This won’t be the only spin-off series Duff has been a part of launching in the last few years. A reboot of her former Disney Channel series “Lizzie McGuire” proved to be unsuccessful, but she is slated to still star in a spin-off of the hit TV Land series “Younger,” which is currently airing its final season.

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Hilary Duff attends the “Younger” Season 5 premiere party at Cecconi’s Dumbo in Brooklyn, New York, on June 4, 2018. Getty Images/Jamie McCarthy