As if you need any more reason to get excited for the season nine DVD box set of “How I Met Your Mother,” it has recently been announced that there will the an alternate ending in the special features!

 

There are a few things about the ending that have been revealed since fans voiced their disappointments over the ending.

 

First, the ending was actually filmed during season one, as they feared the kids and Ted would inevitably look older. With the help of some extra scenes shot, as well as some movie magic — and PhotoShop — they were able to create an alternate ending.

 

In the few weeks leading up to the finale, co-creaters Craig Thomas and Carter Bays were trying to decide which ending to use. As time dragged on, they decided to stick with the first ending they intended.

 

Alyson Hannigan, who played Lily, voiced that the alternate ending, which apparently has more of the death of the mother as well as Ted moving on: “They were like, ‘No. It’s just too gut-wrenching,’” Hannigan told TVLine according to Business Insider. “I was like, ‘That’s what I want. I want my heart ripped out and slammed on the floor and, like, stomped on!’”

 

On April 4, Bays tweeted that they would be releasing this alternate ending on the DVD box set.

 

Secondly, even though there was a lot of disappointment with the series finale, Bays also tweeted that the edits were running smoothly for the “How I Met Your Dad” series.

 

Something that might not be so obvious: the “How I Met Your Dad” spinoff series is in no way connected to the “How I Met Your Mother” series. It will be a completely new cast and a completely new story.

 

“How I Met Your Dad,” according to TV Line, “is described as a “kindred spirit” of “HIMYM” — only this time telling the story of a relationship from the point of view of Sally, a “female Peter Pan” who is thinking of calling it quits with her hubby of a year, Gavin.”

 

Little is known about the “How I Met Your Dad” series, but it has been announced that Meg Ryan will be doing the narrating voice of the mother throughout the series. Krysta Rodrigues (Smash), who was set to play the sexy best friend, was let go after the table read of the pilot, and Tiya Sircar (The Vampire Diaries, NCIS, The Crazy Ones) is set to replace her. Also, they have already announced that the husband (soon to be ex-husband) is going to be played by actor Ander Holms (Workaholics, The Mindy Project).

 

Will you be watching “How I Met Your Dad?” Do your feelings of the series finale of “How I Met Your Mother” affect your feelings toward “How I Met Your Dad?” Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @kateeb790!