AceShowbiz - Everyone, Lizzie McGuire is back! Disney announced during its D23 Expo convention on Friday, August 23, that it would be rebooting "Lizzie McGuire", one of the most popular shows on Disney Channel. As if that isn't exciting enough, original star Hilary Duff is also set to star on the sequel, reprising the titular character.
The new "Lizzie McGuire" series will air on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. The new series reportedly will revolve around 30-year-old millennial Lizzie who is navigating life in New York City. Original series creator Terri Minsky is attached 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 said about the revived show while on stage. Of her character, the actress explained, "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."
"She's working as an apprentice to a fancy New York City decorator," she continued teasing. "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."
Despite her being matured, fans would still see the animated alter ego of Lizzie's inner thoughts on the new show. "She is still dealing with that 13-year-old no-holds-barred animated Lizzie that's constantly babbling in her adult Lizzie head," Duff said. "So she has to deal with that. But I think that's what's going to make it really special."
Hilary also shared the exciting news on her Instagram account. "SURPRISE!!! I've been trying to contain this excitement for a loooong time while this has been in the works!" she wrote in the caption alongside a clip of the original show. "I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl...and into her 30's."
Airing from 2001-2004, the original "Lizzie McGuire" followed 13-year-old Lizzie, who dreamt of being popular in school, and featured her animated alter ego that represents her true feelings. The series was also adapted into a movie, titled "The Lizzie McGuire Movie", back in 2003.