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.
Duff recently appeared on “Watch What Happens Live.” When host Andy Cohen asked Duff if she would still consider doing the “Lizzie McGuire” reboot “it lived up to her vision,” Duff responded “of course!” Duff also elaborated by saying, “Disney+ was very new and I think they were figuring out their… and we were figuring out our… and I am optimistic.”
You can watch that interview below:
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Last May, the How I Met Your Father actress gave an interview with Women’s Health Magazine and shared the following in regards to the “The Lizzie McGuire” reboot.
“She had to be 30 years old doing 30-year-old things. She didn’t need to be doing bong rips and having one-night stands all the time, but it had to be authentic. I think they got spooked.”
You can still watch the original Lizzie McGuire series which is available to stream now on Disney+.
Source: The Wrap