Hilary Duff Confirms Lizzie McGuire Reboot Is Off
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It's sad news for Lizzie McGuire fans.
Yesterday evening, Hilary Duff took to her social media where she revealed the long-awaited reboot would not be happening. Sob.
Taking to Instagram, Hilary shared a statement which read: "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.
"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.
"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."
The reunion was originally supposed to be airing on Disney+, and while everything looked promising at the start, things rapidly took a turn, with creator Terri Minsky stepping away from the reboot back in January.
Meanwhile, just a couple of months later and news broke that Hilary had asked Disney to move the show over to Hulu over clashes with a PG rating and what this would mean for a 30-something Lizzie and her journey.
"Was incredibly excited to launch Lizzie on D+ and my passion remains! However, I feel a huge responsibility to honor the fans' relationship with LIZZIE who, like me, grew up seeing themselves in her," Hilary wrote at the time.
"I'd be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old's journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating.
"It's important to me that just as her experiences as a preteen/teenager navigating life were authentic, her next chapters are equally as real and relatable."
The show was supposed to follow Lizzie - now in her 30s - as she navigating her life in New York.
Hallie Todd and Robert Carradine were both set to reprise their roles as Lizzie's parents, as well as Jake Thomas (as Lizzie's brother, Matt) and our fave Adam Goldberg as Gordo.
We're so sad about this!
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