Neil Patrick Harris Returns as Barney

Practically a decade after How I Met Your Mom ended its nine-season run, Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris is formally reprising his iconic position as Barney Stinson within the newest season of Hulu’s How I Met Your Father. Harris’ return was confirmed after he made a shock look in the course of the spin-off’s second season premiere.

Talking with TVLine, creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger teased that the fan-favorite How I Met Your Mom character shall be taking part in a key position in Sophie’s storyline in Season 2. Additionally they revealed that Harris’ Barney is predicted to seem in a couple of extra episodes.

“Every time we discuss bringing again a member of the unique crew, you need it to serve two functions: You wish to give some tidbits about what’s going on of their lives, the place they’ve landed and the place they’re at, however it’s additionally about how they impression the How I Met Your Father story, and the way they ship one in all our characters in a brand new, surprising course,” Aptaker defined. “Much like Robin final 12 months, we’ll study some extra about the place Barney’s at, however it’ll even have a significant impression on the trajectory, and foremost narrative, of our season.”

How I Met Your Father is written and govt produced by creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (Love Victor). The collection stars Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) as Sophie, Chris Lowell (GLOW) as Jesse, Francia Raisa (Grown-ish) as Valentina, Tom Ainsley (The Royals) as Charlie, Tien Tran (House Drive) as Ellen, and Suraj Sharma (Homeland) as Sid. Further forged contains Kim Cattrall, Daniel Augustin, Ashley Reyes, and Josh Peck.

“Within the close to future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a narrative that catapults us again to the current the place Sophie and her close-knit group of pals are within the midst of determining who they’re, what they need out of life, and find out how to fall in love within the age of courting apps and limitless choices,” reads the synopsis.

The Hulu sitcom is govt produced by How I Met Your Mom creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, together with Adam Londy. twentieth Tv is producing with Duff additionally set as a producer.

The unique collection ran on-air for 9 seasons from 2005-2014. It starred Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby, Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen, Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin, Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, and Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky, with Bob Saget serving because the voice of future Ted.