'How I Met Your Mother's Upcoming Spinoff Gets a Rewrite

A spinoff of the US television show How I Met Your Mother is one step closer to being given the go-ahead

Deadline announces that the highly anticipated How I Met Your Mother spin-off has landed a scriptwriter.

20th Century Fox has Alison Bennett (FX's You're The Worst) set to write the spin-off series for HIMYM.

It's time to find out how the Mother met the Father.

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According to Deadline, Bennett will pen How I Met Your Father as part of her overall deal with the 20th Century FOX TV, written on spec and with no studio now attached. The studio produced a pilot for How I Met Your Dad, penned by original series creators Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Emily Spivey, which was later put on the back-burner. But the duo's busy schedule on This Is Us, where they were elevated to executive producers/co-showrunners, did not allow them to focus on How I Met Your Father, which was to be developed internally and written on spec at the studio.

Again called How I Met Your Father, it will be a brand new take on the concept of the show, bringing together a brand-spanking new cast that we can fall in love with. Deadline reports that the series "incorporates some of Bennett's personal experiences". The studio's President of Creative Affairs Jonathan Davis said of Bennett's on-boarding, "We're always on the lookout for fresh, new voices and Alison's work on You're the Worst has been incredible". She had been earmarked for the job as 20th TV executives felt she might be ideal for it when they sat down with her after signing her into an overall deal.

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