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Have... you met Sophie?

The first trailer for How I Met Your Father, the spin-off of the wildly successful sitcom How I Met Your Motherdropped online this week. Faithful to the original series' premise, it focuses on Sophie, played by Lizzie McGuire alumnus Hilary Duff, telling her children how she met their father while cavorting around New York with a fun-loving group of buddies.

In addition to the inclusion of new trends in dating such as apps like Tinder, the show deviates from the original with an expanded presence of people of color and LGBTQ individuals. 

Ellen, played by previously announced Vietnamese American actress Tien Tran, is the adopted sister of Sophie's best friend, who arrived in New York City after separating from her wife in a rural farming town. She is described as "more comfortable on an organic lettuce field than in a Brooklyn dive bar."

Before landing the high-profile role, Tran, who was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, worked as an actress, screenwriter and standup comedian. Her writing credits include two seasons of Showtime's comedy series Work in Progress, while her acting works include Space Force on Netflix. She also appeared in Comedy Central's standup series Taking the Stage.

The 10-episode first season of How I Met Your Father will premier on Hulu on January 18, but in the meantime, watch the first trailer below:

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