There have been a couple attempts at a spinoff series in the fouryears since the show ended, but nothing seemed to stick. Now, a new team of writers is taking a crack at it, so we just might be seeing the whole gang back at MacLaren’s again soon enough.Fox chairman Dana Walden revealed to Deadline a new spinoffis in the works right now, but it might not be called.
Twentieth Century Fox took its first jab at making a spinoff series back in 2013, a couple of months after the original series concluded in its ninth season. The creators had already cast and shot the pilot for woman-centric new series called, but CBS ultimately passed on the spinoff and it wound up dying. Then last year, two writers reworked the spinoff pilot and created, but as began taking off, the writers were promoted to showrunners on the hit drama and was abandoned.
Now, Walden says they’re trying for the third time, and hopefully this time we’ll actually be able to see a finished product. A new team of writers is already working on the spinoff, and the new pilot will not draw any inspiration from the first two attempts at. The new team is apparently starting completely from scratch, so the spinoff may not be the gender-swapped story most fans were expecting.
The studio will try (developing a spinoff) with different writers. They will be starting from scratch It’s one that’s been slowly cooked. If it’s the right idea the right execution, we’ll take that.
Sincethe new spinoff won’t be a reworking of the previous spinoff attempts, there’s actually some hope we’ll get to see the original cast again. The two failed spinoffs didn’t include any characters from the original show, which is actually a pretty out-of-the-ordinary move for a spinoff series. If the new show doesn’t follow the gender-swapped gimmick, it’s possible it might be centered around Barney, Marshall, and Lily, or another popular character from the original. We’ll have to see where the writers go with it.