Hilary Duff Pleads With Disney to Move Lizzie McGuire Reboot to Hulu
This is definitely not what dreams are made of! Disney+'s upcoming Lizzie McGuire reboot halted production in January, and it looks like things are still being figured out. "Fans have a sentimental attachment to Lizzie McGuire and high expectations for a new series," a Disney spokesperson told the publication. "After filming two episodes, we concluded that we need to move in a different creative direction and are putting a new lens on the show." As a result, the show's original creator Terri Minsky has stepped down as showrunner.
Hilary Duff recently seemed to address the halt when she posted a screenshot on her Instagram Stories of a news headline that revealed that Disney+'s Love, Simon series (now titled Love, Victor) moved to Hulu because it wasn't "family-friendly" enough for the brand. In her post, Duff circled the words "family-friendly," writing, "Sounds familiar." On Friday, she shared a full statement, pleading with Disney to move the reboot to Hulu.
So, what exactly does this mean for the fate of the series? While production has been placed on hiatus as the show looks for a new showrunner, it doesn't entirely mean the show has been canceled. However, it could delay the release date quite a bit. Filming first kicked off in November 2019, and Disney+ recently teased the show's release in a video that featured their upcoming 2020 titles.
As previously revealed, the reboot will "revolve around Lizzie as a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City." In addition to Duff, the McGuire family — Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd, and Robert Carradine — will also be reprising their roles along with Adam Lamberg as Lizzie's childhood best friend Gordo. Here's hoping we'll be reunited with Lizzie and the rest of the gang soon enough!