Production on the new Lizzie McGuire series for Disney+ began in November 2019 but came to a screeching halt in January 2020 after only filming 2 episodes. News broke that series creator and showrunner Terri Minsky had left the project and the show was put on hiatus due to creative differences.
Hilary Duff, star of the series, has been pretty vocal about her disappointment that the show couldn’t move forward. Duff envisioned a more adult version of Lizzie McGuire for the reboot, while Disney wanted a family-friendly show that was more like the original series.
A scene from Lizzie McGuire was recently introduced via flashback back in Season 2 of How I Met Your Father (in which Duff currently stars in). In a recent interview with Shape, Duff said :
“I don’t think it was enough to satisfy the fact that [the Disney+ Lizzie McGuire revival] project is shelved”
Duff also added:
“Disney+ was very new and I think they were figuring out their… and we were figuring out our… and I am optimistic.”
You can still watch the original Lizzie McGuire series which is available to stream now on Disney+.