Considered a landmark in Neil Patrick Harris’ film career, How I Met Your Mother was showered with much love from fans and critics. The tremendous success of the nine-season American sitcom steered the makers to come up with a reboot. How I Met Your Father is a spinoff of the hit 2005 show as it narrates the events from the female perspective. Created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, How I Met Your Mother saw Ted Mosby telling his love story to his children.
The sitcom was more about his friends and his life. However, the spinoff is about Sophie’s life before and after meeting Ted. Interestingly, the basic concept of the two shows is the same as in How I Met Your Father; also, the protagonist is describing her love story to her kids. Premiered in January 2022, the spinoff also managed to strike a chord in the fans’ hearts. With season two already announced, the fans are eager to know if Neil Patrick Harris will have a cameo in the Hulu show.
How I Met Your Father showrunners contemplating the role of Neil Patrick Harris
One of the biggest challenges for the spinoff creators will be creating a genuine connection with the original sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. It is learned that Barney Stinson, played by Neil Patrick Harris, will be the connecting link between the two shows. Barney will probably appear in Sophie’s life via her friend Ellen.
The season one finale of How I Met Your Father saw Ellen grabbing a job at Goliath Market. Now, it is not too hard to guess the link between Goliath Market and Neil’s character. Barney worked at Goliath National Bank for all nine seasons. Goliath Market is a sister company to the National Bank. And the chances of Barney meeting Ellen as an employee under the same corporate umbrella are sky high.
Meanwhile, another speculation is that Barney Stinson might act as a one-night stand for Sophie. Barney didn’t have a good image when comes to women in How I Met Your Mother. We will have to wait for season two of How I Met Your Father to know if Neil Patrick Harris will play his most iconic character once again.
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