It’s a sad day, Lizzie McGuire fans.
The revival of the beloved Disney Channel Original Series is dead, according to Hilary Duff. In a post on her Instagram, the actress wrote, “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 and despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to happen.”
The revival was announced back in 2019 with original stars Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Jake Thomas, Adam Lamberg and Lalaine confirmed to reprise their roles. Production, however, was troubled and halted in Jan 2020, following the exit of original creator Terri Minsky. While the series was originally on Disney+, Duff said that she hoped there was a move to Hulu so things could be a bit more adult then what Disney wanted on Disney+.
A Disney spokesperson, speaking on the cancellation news, told EW, “Lizzie McGuire fans have high expectations for any new stories. Unless and until we are confident we can meet those expectations, we’ve decided to hold off and today, we informed the cast’s representatives that we are not moving forward with the planned series.”
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