Hilary Duff is coming back to our screens to reprise the role that launched her career, Lizzie McGuire.
Disney has continued to industrially mine its hallowed halls for more content for its forthcoming streaming service, and thankfully have decided to bring back Lizzie McGuire to our hearts, with Hilary Duff reprising the role as the titular lead, and creator Terri Minsky serving as showrunner for the comedy.
Only recently did Disney announce that Hilary Duff will reprise her role in a new update of the beloved Lizzie McGuire for the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service.
The new Lizzie McGuire will revolve around Lizzie as a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City. It’s almost as if all of our childhood heroes are growing up with us. I’m not crying, you are.
Additional details — including an episode count and premiere date — are unfortunately not immediately available. Also unclear is if any other original Lizzie McGuire stars — including Lalaine, Adam Lamberg, Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd, and Robert Carradine — will be part of the new Disney+ series. We sure hope so.
The original Lizzie McGuire is responsible for launching Hilary Duff into absolute stardom, and also for guiding us throughout lifes many woes and wonders. The show essentially revolves around a 13-year-old who dreams of being popular at school, because don’t we all.
Duff, who currently stars on TV Land comedy Younger, was in talks to continue Lizzie McGuire in a new ABC primetime scripted series after the Disney Channel show ended after two seasons and 65 episodes in the early 2000s. However, talks between Duff’s camp and Disney stalled and the series was never made. Duff will juggle both regular roles on Lizzie McGuire and Younger.
The new Lizzie McGuire series joins a Disney+ roster that also includes multiple Star Wars live-action series, Marvel Cinematic Universe TV spinoffs, a new take on High School Musical and an animated Monsters, Inc. series, among others.