Hilary Duff to come back as ‘grown-up’ Lizzie McGuire in upcoming Disney+ series

  • A Lizzie McGuire reboot is in the works, starring Hilary Duff herself, in a new Disney series.
  • Duff will be playing 30-year-old Lizzie navigating her life in New York City.
  • The show will be released in the United States on November 12.

American actress Hilary Duff will reprise her role as Lizzie McGuire, this time, in her 30s.

The reboot of the iconic show will come as a sequel series to the new streaming service Disney+, to be released in the United States on November 12.

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CNN reported that on the same day of the premiere, it will also be released in Canada and the Netherlands, to be followed by Australia and New Zealand a week after.

Duff announced the big news in her Instagram page on Friday.

“I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl…and into her 30s,” Hilary said in her post, which contained video snippets of the classic Disney series.

“Lizzie has also grown up, she’s older, she’s wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget,” Duff said at the Disney Plus’s D23 Expo event.

“She has her dream job, the perfect life right now working as an apprentice to a fancy New York City decorator,” she added.

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Photo from Walt Disney Television/Photofest

The show will take off from a 30-year-old Lizzie living in New York City, with her iconic animated version making commentaries about her thoughts and feelings. 

The Lizzie McGuire reboot will be produced by Terri Minsky, the creator of the original sitcom which came off as one of Disney’s biggest hits.

The original show, which Disney Channel launched back in 2001 up to 2004, previously cast Duff as 13-year-old Lizzie chasing her ultimate dream of becoming a teen idol while going through some middle school drama.

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Disney Channel then released its first theatrical film based on the series, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, which served as the show’s finale. It grossed around $55 million at the box office from a $17 million budget.

Sources:
CNN
Variety

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