Listen to the first track from Ben Lee and Josh Radnor.
Ted from How I Met Your Mother, aka actor Josh Radnor, has announced a new music project.
Radnor has teamed up with indie musician Ben Lee, the pair have aptly called themselves Radnor & Lee.
Lee was previously a member of Australian band Noise Addict before going on to release eleven solo albums. You can listen to the debut track from Radnor & Lee ‘Be Like The Being’ below.
The first single from Josh Radnor and Ben Lee’s debut album. “Be Like the Being” is a battle cry for liberation, inner and outer peace.
The spin-off is being steered by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who had until now been serving as co-executive producers and writers on another hit US series, This Is Us.
However, Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger have now been promoted to showrunners on This Is Us, meaning the How I Met Your Mother spin-off will be placed “on the back burner”, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Aptaker and Berger’s spin-off is the second attempt to continue the How I Met Your Mother franchise. In 2014, when the original show ended after nine seasons, a spin-off called How I Met Your Dad was immediately ordered by CBS. A pilot starring Greta Gerwig was filmed but never aired.
The series came under fire for an episode which saw stars Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan playing kung-fu film stars – and using ‘yellowface’ to do so.
Showrunner Carter Bays later issued an apology, writing: “With Monday’s episode, we set out to make a silly and unabashedly immature homage to Kung Fu movies, a genre we’ve always loved. But along the way we offended people. We’re deeply sorry, and we’re grateful to everyone who spoke up to make us aware of it.”