D23 Expo: Hilary Duff returns to Lizzie McGuire on Disney+
Hey now, hey now, Lizzie McGuire is getting a sequel and Hilary Duff is set to star in the series all over again!
Move over Star Wars and Marvel movies and tv shows, our queen, Hilary Duff, has returned and she is the only news we’re here to talk about. It’s been 15 whole years since Lizzie McGuire left our tv screens, but now she’s back and ready to talk about life—*checks notes*…as a 30-year-old millennial?
According to a report from Deadline, the Disney Channel hit will join the onslaught of shows headed for Disney+ and will come from the original series’ creator, Terri Minsky (who also worked on Andi Mack), as part of a larger deal between Disney and Minsky.
Unlike many of the other shows we’re receiving info on this weekend, there’s no trailer for the new Lizzie McGuire, but Deadline was able to provide a few details on the upcoming series. Let’s get this point out of the way: There’s no news on whether any other original cast members will appear. We’ll just have to cross our fingers for Gordo and Miranda!
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What will be making the move from the original to the new is the animated version of Lizzie. According to Deadline‘s report, it looks like the animated version will still be a younger version of Lizzie. (The child in us all, perhaps?)
Anyway, the series will follow Lizzie as she navigates life in New York City. According to E! News, Duff said the show will pick up on Lizzie’s 30th birthday. She goes on to say that she hopes that Lizzie can be there for everyone in their 30s the same way Lizzie was there for everyone in their pre-teens.
In an interview with People, Duff talks about being nervous stepping back into Lizzie’s shoes after all these years. She also said that her eldest son (7) has watched some of the original series, but “he got over it fast.”
Finally, but perhaps most importantly, Duff confirmed on her Instagram that we’ll all be able to watch The Lizzie McGuire Movie on Disney+. For fans of Duff’s current show, Younger, you’ll be happy to know that Deadline is reporting that, because of a waiver granted by TV Land/Viacom, Duff will still be able to work on Younger while working on Lizzie McGuire.
Are you excited for Lizzie McGuire to return? Let us know in the comments!