How I Met Your Father is the sequel to the comedy sitcom How I met your motherabout a new group of friends. The main character named Sophie tells her son in the future how she met his father. The cast includes Hilary Duff (Sophie), Christopher Lowell (Jesse), Francia Raisa (Valentina), Tom Ainsley (Charlie), Tien Tran (Ellen) and Suraj Sharma (Sid).
In the last two episodes of the premiere season, the characters known from the original appeared briefly – The Captain (George Von Smoot) and Becky, reprising their roles as Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Bell Bundy, respectively. Their plot was indirectly connected to the main story, as both characters did not meet face-to-face with the main characters, but they did influence Sophie’s fate. The creators wanted to How I Met Your Father in season 1, it first stood on its own feet to introduce familiar characters from How I Met Your Mother into the story. It seems that moment has arrived, because in the premiere episode of season 2, Barney returns again, played by Neil Patrick Harris.
At the end of the episode entitled Cool and Chill, Sophie nervously records herself on the answering machine while driving a car and suddenly, due to her inattention, hits the bumper of the car in front of her. Barney, dressed in a suit and well-known to fans of the original, gets out of the car. He just said “dude” and the bumper falls off his car.
In an interview with TVLine, series creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger revealed that Barney will be returning for more episodes. Although the duo keeps the details of his participation in the production a secret for now. However, they confirm that he is not Sophie’s father. They also add that by restoring the character after years, they want to achieve two goals – to reveal some interesting facts about what is happening in the lives of these heroes, but also to influence the plot of the new series.
Season 2 airs on Hulu in the US. The first season can be seen in Poland on the Disney+ platform.