Hailing from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the same duo behind This Is Us and Love, Victor, the Hulu comedy is a standalone sequel to the beloved Emmy Award-winning series How I Met Your Mother.

LGBTQ+ icon Hilary Duff leads the cast as Sophie, this generation’s Ted Moseby, with Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall playing her older counterpart.

Tien, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa and Suraj Sharma round out the main cast. Speaking with GAY TIMES ahead of its release, Tien commended the series for its “exciting” depiction of her character, Ellen, who she celebrates as a brand new addition “to the long list of new, queer characters in TV and film where there is no coming out trauma”. “There is no question of acceptance, there’s not even a hint of teachable moments in this show,” explains Tien. “This is Ellen, this is her friend group, they love her, she loves them.