After a flurry of excitement at the end of last year with the announcement of a Lizzie McGuire reboot on Disney+, plans for that show quickly died down after rumors that series creator and showrunner Terri Minsky had irreconcilable creative differences with the Mouse.
While the original Lizzie McGuire theme song encourages “we’ll figure it out our own way,” many had hoped that the show could be rekindled and/or possibly moved to Hulu but another posting today from Hilary Duff on Instagram re-affirms that the project is no longer moving forward.
I’ve been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life. She has made such a lasting impact on many, including myself. To see the fans’ loyalty and love for her, to this day, means so much to me. I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work but, sadly & despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to happen. I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today. It’s what the character deserves. We can all take a moment to mourn the amazing woman she would have been and the adventures we would have taken with with her. I’m very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars just didn’t align. Hey now, this is what 2020s made of
The reboot was set to reunite star Hillary Duff with her on-screen family including Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas to reprise their roles as Jo, Sam and Matt McGuire. Plus, Adam Lamberg reprising his role as her childhood BFF, Gordo.
The new show would have picked up with Lizzie McGuire just about to turn 30. As the pitch went… she seemingly has it all – her dream job as an assistant to a fancy New York City decorator, her dream guy and a picturesque Brooklyn apartment – but things aren’t always as they seem. With a little help from her friends, her loving family and her 13-year-old alter-ego in animated form, Lizzie navigates the ups and downs of adulthood.