The first attempt at a "How I Met Your Mother" spinoff didn't pan out, but another attempt is underway and it could come as soon as next season.
Called "How I Met Your Father," the new project is being written by "This Is Us" co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, reports Deadline. Neither worked on the original CBS series, but that shouldn't matter since they'll be working with new characters. Instead of connecting to the hit sitcom with familiar faces like many spinoffs do, it will take only elements of the show.
Like the original, "How I Met Your Father" will be an ensemble comedy. As its title implies, it will revisit a love story, but this time, with a woman telling the tale. The previous spinoff attempt, "How I Met Your Dad," took the same approach, which isn't a coincidence. It was created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas -- both of whom are executive producing the new project -- along with Emily Spivey.
We'll have to wait and see if the latest project will be more successful than the last, but based on the success "This Is Us" has found, Aptaker and Berger may be able to make it happen.