WRITTEN BY: CECILIE BREE WILKINS
With the release of Disney+, fans of Disney have been reminiscing on their favorite classic Disney shows, from That’s So Raven to Hannah Montana, however one show in particular will no longer be part of the past. It has been announced that Disney will reboot Lizzie McGuire for their new subscription service, and the iconic star of the show, Hillary Duff will reprise her role as Lizzie.
Hilary Duff made the announcement at 2019’s D23 Expo, and gave details on the show’s plot. The series will reportedly pick up 15 years after the ending of the Lizzie McGuire TV show and will pick up as Lizzie is about to turn 30.
Duff told Vulture, “Finally being in my 30s, it felt like a good time to revisit her. It’s a complicated stage. That’s what people loved about Lizzie so much — that phase of becoming a teenager. It’s such a complicated but fun part of time to navigate. She was everyone’s best friend. She was faced with every challenge that was relatable. Now, I think stepping into the role as a 30-year-old trying to navigate life is equally interesting. Or more specifically, waking up on your 30th birthday and thinking, This isn’t how I planned this to look, what do I do now? That’s an interesting story to me, and that’s a good journey I want to go on with everyone again who was there for her preteen years.”
The reboot series will see Lizzie living in Brooklyn, working as an apprentice to a NYC designer, as well as in a long term romantic relationship with a chef who works at a cool Soho restaurant. While Lizzie’s life seems perfectly put together, we will soon learn all isn’t as it seems. “[Lizzie] gets some pretty big news at the end of the episode,” Duff told GMA.
Hillary Duff will not be the only returning actor; Hallie Todd who plays Lizzie’s mother, Robert Carradine who plays Lizzie’s father and Jake Thomas who plays Lizzie’s brother will all be returning.
While it is unknown whether or not Lalaine Vergara-Paras will return as best friend Miranda, Lizzie’s other best friend Adam Lambert, who plays Gordo will be back.
“Gordo was an essential piece of the puzzle to what made the original Lizzie McGuire so authentic and beloved,” Duff said of the return. “I couldn’t imagine the series without him. I can’t wait for fans to see what he’s up to 15 years later and how he fits into Lizzie’s adult world.”
As of right now, there is no official release date, however it will be coming soon.
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