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Hilary Duff Announces Lizzie McGuire Reboot 'Isn't Happening'

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

08:36 17 Dec 2020


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Hilary Duff has confirmed the Lizzie McGuire reboot, 'isn't happening.'

She announced the news in a statement on her official Instagram account last night.

 

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Hilary began her statement, 'I've been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life.'

'She has made such a lasting impact on many, including myself.'

'To see the fans' loyalty and love for her, to this day, means so much to me.'

 

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'I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work, but sadly & despite everyone's best efforts, it isn't going to happen,' Hilary revealed.

'I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today.'

'It's what the character deserves.'

'We can all take a moment to mourn the amazing woman she would have been and the adventures we would have taken with her.'

'I'm very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars just didn't align.'

'Hey now, this is what 2020s made of,' Hilary finished her statement.

 

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The reboot drama

There's more drama involved in the making of the Lizzie McGuire reboot than there is in the entire show itself.

To bring you up to scratch, here's what happened:

 

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Late last year Disney+ revealed they were working on a new version of the hit Disney Channel show.

After getting all our hopes up, Disney moved away from the project in January.

It's believed there was a disagreement between original show creator Terri Minsky and Disney.

Sources told Variety at the time that Minsky and lead actress Hilary Duff wanted a more adult version of the show.

Disney were initially on board with their approach but executives weren't happy with the content when on set.

They want the show to be more family friendly.

 

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As a result, Variety say Minsky and her team were fired from the production.

A Disney spokesperson released a statement to the publication at the time;

'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.'

Taking to Instagram, Hilary pleaded with Disney to move the show to Hulu.

That way, fans will get to see how her character has evolved from a teen to an adult.

Disney made a similar move for the Love, Simon show, so Hilary believed the same could be done for Lizzie.

 

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But it looks like they just couldn't come to an agreement.

Hilary's latest statement comes months after the Lizzie McGuire cast reunited for a virtual table read.

Watch the reunion here.


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