‘Lizzie McGuire‘ Reboot Put On Hold After Showrunner Leaves Production. Original creator of the series, Terri Minsky, initially was signed on to create a reboot of the popular Disney Channel Series for Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. It appears after filming only two episodes of the reboot, Minsky has stepped away from the project after creative differences with the studio.
“Fans have a sentimental attachment to Lizzie McGuire and high expectations for a new series,” a Disney spokesperson told TVLine. “After filming two episodes, we concluded that we need to move in a different creative direction and are putting a new lens on the series.”
Production is currently at a standstill while Disney finds a new direction for the series, and it is very possible reshoots will be ordered. It is unknown when production will return and if any of the previously shot footage will be used in the series.
The new Lizzie McGuire series follows our favorite angsty teenager, now millennial adult, as she is about to turn 30 and navigating the complications of adulthood.
“Lizzie is turning 30, and for me, you know she was everybody’s best friend, and she was there for such pivotal moments in their pre-teen life, and entering your 30s is an extremely big deal and I think it’s just the right time for her to step back in and to have her go along with you in your 30s,” Duff said in a recent interview. “All of the fun times and all of the big monumental moments and all of the challenges you are faced with. I just thought that there was such opportunity there for her to be grown up and for her to be there for women again.”
Hilary Duff (Lizzie), Hallie Todd (Jo, Lizzie’s Mom), Robert Carradine (Sam, Lizzie’s Dad), Jake Thomas (Matt), and Adam Lamberg (Gordo) all returned to reprise their roles from the series, giving fans hope that Disney plans to do the series justice for the long supportive fans of the original series.
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