HIMYM: Alyson Hannigan Once Shared Why a Reunion Is Unlikely

Many beloved TV series are getting reboots nowadays, especially with streaming services wanting to attract viewers.

How I Met Your Mother is one sitcom with a loyal fan base, so it’s not surprising some fans have wondered about whether the show will get a reboot as well. However, Alyson Hannigan (who played Lily Aldrin) once said that it’s unlikely the cast will reunite to film again.

Why Alyson Hannigan thinks a reunion is unlikely to happen

HIMYM has long had a dedicated fan base, which makes it attractive for a reunion in the future. However, according to Hannigan, that has not seemed likely.

“Honestly, when I read the last episode script, I was sort of sad because I felt like there was no chance of a reunion, because they kind of gave away all the cards,” Alyson said on E!’s Daily Popin October 2020. “They sort of showed everything. I was like, ‘Wait, you guys, now we won’t get to do a reunion because you’re telling the future and telling the stories of what we’re all gonna do.”

Hannigan revealed that ideas for reunions, including holiday specials, have been floating around, but nothing has manifested into concrete plans.

However, the actor shared that she “would be up for it” if a reunion were to happen.

Cobie Smulders shared some thoughts on a possible reboot

Smulders has also been asked about a possible reboot for HIMYM. Like Hannigan, she would participate in it, though she did not have much to say about plans for a reboot yet.

“I think everything is possible,” she told Metro in May 2020. “There’s certainly nothing in the works for it, but I would love to work with everybody again. It’s been too long but there’s nothing on the horizon.”

It should be noted that a few years ago, news outlets reported a possible spinoff for HIMYM called “How I Met Your Father.” As the name implies, this spinoff would tell the story of a mother (not necessarily the same one from HIMYM) meeting her children’s father. It’s not clear what happened to this project, but there’s no saying the idea won’t re-appear again in the future.

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