How I Met Your Mother director Pam Fryman joins How I Met Your Father
Fryman, who directed all but 12 episodes of How I Met Your Mother, will executive produce and direct the pilot episode of the spinoff series
Pam Fryman, who directed all but 12 episodes of How I Met Your Mother, has boarded How I Met Your Father as an executive producer. She will also direct the pilot episode of the Hulu spinoff series.
Set in the near future, How I Met Your Father will have Sophie (Duff) telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.
The 10-episode comedy is a follow-up to How I Met Your Mother. It recently received a straight-to-series order from Hulu.
This Is Us co-showrunners and Love, Victor co-creators Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are attached to serve as writers and executive producers. How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are also on board as executive producers. Duff will produce the series, with Adam Londy serving as co-executive producer. 20th Television, the producer of the original, is also producing the new series.
How I Met Your Mother aired on CBS for a historic nine seasons, with over 200 episodes, from 2005-2014. The series starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, and Alyson Hannigan. Bob Saget provided the voice of the narrator, an older version of Radnor’s character Ted Mosby.
Fryman's other TV credits include Frasier, Friends, King of Queens, Just Shoot Me, and Two and a Half Men. Her most recent credits as a small-screen director include episodes of Carol’s Second Act, One Day at a Time and Call Your Mother.