Reboots are all but taking over the world of TV in recent years. From beloved ended sitcoms like Roseanne, which debuted yesterday to a whopping 17.7 million viewers for Episode 1 and 18.6 million viewers for Episode 2, according to Deadline, Will & Grace, and the oft-discussed revisit to The Office, to cartoons like The Powerpuff Girls, and even reality greats like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and American Idol, nostalgia has overcome the small screen of late. However, when it comes to potentially reviving How I Met Your Mother, one of show’s stars says there isn’t much story left to be told.
How I Met Your Mother ran for 9 seasons from 2005 to 2015 on CBS. It followed Ted (Josh Radnor) and his friends Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), Robin (Cobie Smulders) and couple Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) as they navigated through New York City in a journey that would eventually end in Ted meeting the future mother of his children.
The series’ final moments teased and ultimately revealed the identify of Ted’s future wife and also offered a look into what would happen to Ted and the rest of the characters’ romantic lives in the more-distant future.
Harris, whose character’s storyline also came to a conclusion – via marriage and divorce – in the show’s final moments, told TV Guide this week that he hasn’t spent a lot of time thinking about How I Met Your Mother since it ended.
“I really just look back on that chapter with great fondness. I just don’t feel like there’s anything left to do, really.” Harris told TV Guide. “I miss the players within it. I miss the writing staff and Pam Fryman, who directed all of those shows. It was fun to get to play with the same actors every week, but right now I’m knee-deep in Snicket, and those are some bony knees.”
Harris currently stars in Netflix’s TV adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s (Daniel Handler’s) A Series of Unfortunate Events book series as Count Olaf. Season 2 is set to premiere on March 30.
The actor isn’t the only one who’s moved on since How I Met Your Mother wrapped, of course.
Radnor currently stars in NBC’s Rise musical drama series, which debuted this month.
Smulders has also appeared in a number of projects since How I Met Your Mother. This includes playing Maria Hill in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron film and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series and starring n Netflix’s Friends From College show. The actress has even made appearances in A Series of Unfortunate Events alongside Harris.
Segel played legendary author David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour movie in 2015 and will appear in the upcoming film Come Sunday, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will be released on Netflix on April 13th.
Hannigan has made appearances in various TV series and movies since her days as Lily. Her voice will be heard in the upcoming Disney Junior cartoon series Fancy Nancy, based on the books by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. She’ll voice Claire, the mother of the titular Nancy.