The Lizzie McGuire Disney Plus series is gone completely, according to Hilary Duff’s Instagram message. The series allegedly featured an adult Duff playing her role as Lizzie in the 30s, navigating a career in New York, and coping with far more “adult” themes.
“It was an honor to have Lizzie in my life,” Duff wrote. “I know that efforts and discussions have been going on all over the place trying to get work done, but unfortunately, and despite all the best efforts [the reboot] is not going to happen.”
The new Lizzie McGuire series’ original showrunner Terri Minsky was fired by Disney over “distinctions” in creative direction, just two episodes into development, Variety reports. Following the elimination of Minsky, the work on the show was halted in January 2020 and the future of the show was uncertain.
In the past, Disney has taken measures to preserve the family-friendly image of Disney Plus, even going as far as censoring the nude ass in the Splash movie. The business has made films and shows that it calls Hulu “adult.” For example, Love, Victor moved to Disney Plus for alcohol use and sexual exploration. Duff openly requested Disney to consider moving her series, but there was no improvement, and Duff’s declaration sealed Lizzie McGuire’s fate.
A spokesperson of Disney said that “Lizzie McGuire fans have high expectations for any new stories. Unless and until we are confident we can meet those expectations, we’ve decided to hold off and today, we informed the cast’s representatives that we are not moving forward with the planned series.”
Therefore, the much-beloved character, Lizzie McGuire will not be seen as a new show on the popular Disney Plus streaming service that is filled with many other shows.