The Lizzie McGuire The Disney Plus series is officially dead, according to an Instagram post from Hilary Duff. The series is said to feature an adult Duff reprising her role as Lizzie in her thirties, following a career in New York, and covering more ‘grown-up’ themes.
“It was an honor to have Lizzie in my life,” wrote Duff. “I know efforts and conversations have been everywhere to get work done, but unfortunately and despite everyone’s efforts [the reboot] not going to happen. “
The new Lizzie McGuire Original showrunner on the series Terri Minsky was fired by Disney due to ‘differences’ in creative direction, only two episodes in production, Variety reports. Following Minsky’s removal, work on the show was completely halted in January 2020, with an unknown future.
Disney has taken steps in the past to maintain the family-friendly image of Disney Plus, even censoring a naked ass in the movie Splash. The company has posted movies and shows on Hulu that it considers ‘grown up’. For example, it moved Love, Victor to Disney Plus’ alcohol consumption and sexual exploration service. Duff publicly asked Disney to consider moving her show as well, but change never came and Duff’s announcement was sealed Lizzie McGuire‘key lock.