×
Hilary Duff Confirms 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot, And We Can't Keep Calm

Hilary Duff Confirms 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot, And We Can't Keep Calm

Hillary Duff will return to the uber popular TV series 'Lizzie McGuire' which will air on Disney's streaming site. It will follow her as she navigates adulthood in NYC.

Disney Channel was a savior to many tweens with their sitcoms. So, when the news broke that Lizzie McGuire's coming back to TV, it was safe to say that all hell broke loose. During the D23 Expo convention on Friday, Disney announced it was rebooting one of the most popular Disney Channel shows of all time, Lizzie McGuire, reports People. What's more, is that Hillary Duff will reprise her role as the titular character. The new Lizzie McGuire series, which will air on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, will follow a 30-year-old Lizzie as she navigates life in New York City. 


 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Hilary Duff Chile (@hilaryduffchile) on


 

 

The original series creator Terri Minsky will serve as showrunner on the series. “The good news is, just like me and everybody who loved Lizzie and has grown up with her, Lizzie’s also grown up,” Duff, 31, said on stage about the revival, Entertainment Weekly reported. "She’s older, she’s wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget, which is super exciting. She has her dream job. She has kind of the perfect life right now."


 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by hannah // fan account (@2002princesss) on


 

 

 

"She’s working as an apprentice to a fancy New York City decorator," added Duff. "She has her dream guy, who owns a cool SoHo restaurant. She has her dream apartment in Brooklyn. And she’s getting ready to celebrate her 30th birthday." Hilary Duff also added that Lizzie's animated alter-ego will make an appearance. “She is still dealing with that 13-year-old no-holds-barred animated Lizzie that’s constantly babbling in her adult Lizzie head,” she said. 


 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Christina Marie Rodriquez (@xtinamariecreation) on


 

 

 

"So she has to deal with that. But I think that’s what’s going to make it really special." The actress also announced the news on Instagram, writing: SURPRISE!!! I’ve been trying to contain this excitement for a loooong time while this has been in the works! I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl (heart emoji)…and into her 30’s #bringbackbutterflyclips #lizziemcguire #thisiswhatdreamsaremadeof #lizzieforpresident #DisneyPlus#D23Expo. Also, If you needed yet another reason to get Disney+ ….the #lizziemcguiremovie will be living there!


 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on


 

 

 

Last year, in December, Hilary Duff mentioned the possibility of a reboot of the popular series, reports People. "There’s been some conversations," the actress told Entertainment Tonight. "It’s definitely not a go. I don’t want to get everyone wild talking about it." Nonetheless, she still had much love for the character and the animated alter ego. "I think she was so important to girls at an important time in their life. If she could be important to them again at this age, I think that would be amazing," said Duff.


 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by 𝕭𝖆𝖉 𝕲𝖎𝖗𝖑𝖘 𝖂𝖊𝖑𝖈𝖔𝖒𝖊🌹 (@badgirlswelcome) on


 

 

The original series aired from 2001-2004, where Lizzie wanted only one thing: to be popular in school. Her animated alter ego was also a part of the series. Then, there was The Lizzie McGuire movie, where she goes to Rome after graduation. Lalaine, Adam Lamberg, Jake Thomas, Halle Todd, and Robert Carradine also starred in the original series. The series ultimately shot Duff into fame.


 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on


 

 

 

 

 

 

She went on to appear in numerous films and TV shows and has also produced five studio albums, her most recent in 2015. She currently stars in TV Land’s hit series Younger. Duff is currently engaged to DJ and singer Matthew Koma. In October, they welcomed their first child together, daughter Banks Violet Blair. She is also mom to son Luca Cruz, 7, whom she shares with ex-husband Mike Comrie.


 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on


 

 


 
 

Recommended for you