Lizzie McGuire is getting the reboot treatment!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel series has been picked up at Disney+, and Hilary Duff is attached to lead the cast once again.
Yes, that means the series will not be forgetting the events of the past. Instead, it will be a full-fledged revival. That’s a major positive!
Lizzie will be a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City. It sounds oddly familiar to the character Duff plays on Younger, but we’ll reserve judgment until we have more details.
It has yet to be confirmed whether any of Duff’s co-stars from the original series will be returning for this new iteration.
Lalaine, Adam Lamberg, Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd, and Robert Carradine were all part of the talented cast of the 2001-04 TV series which spanned two seasons.
It focused on a 13-year-old girl who dreamed of being popular in high school, with the help of her friends Miranda and Gordo.
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Episodes focused on Lizzie’s life, dealing with her family and her younger brother. Despite the series being live-action, Lizzie had an animated alter ego that represented her feelings.
There was also a movie spinoff of the series released in 2003. It focused on Lizzie and her classmates going on a vacation to Rome.
Original series creator Terri Minski will serve as Showrunner on the updated iteration. Aside from that, very few details have been revealed.
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However, there will probably be more intel over the weekend at the D23 Expo.
Disney+, launching November 12 is Disney’s stab at a streaming service to take on the likes of Netflix and Hulu.
It will be home Disney’s back catalog of movies and TV series. There is a lot of original programming in the works, with many coming from the worlds already made popular in movies.
There are countless TV shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe featuring cast members from the movies.
There are also multiple Star Wars series in the works, as well as a TV spin-off of Love Simon.
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