The actress took to social media to announce that the project “isn’t going to happen.”
This marks the end of the hype for the show which started in 2019.
However, there were already signs that the show will not be pushing through and the first sign we saw was when Terri Minsky, who was the original series creator, stepped down in January.
The second was when Hilary Duff was basically begging Disney+ to move the project to Hulu, back in February.
The reboot of “Lizzie McGuire” was a sequel to the 2000s Disney Channel Classic series. Duff who originally played Lizzie McGuire’s character was supposed to reprise her as a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City.
In Hilary Duff’s statement, she wrote,”I’ve been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life. She has made such a lasting impact on many, including myself. To see the fans’ loyalty and love for her, to this day, means so much to me. I know the efforts and conversations have been everything trying to make a reboot work, but sadly despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to happen. I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today. It’s what the character deserves. We can all take a moment to mourn the amazing woman she would have been and the adventures we would have taken with her. I’m very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars just didn’t align. Hey now, this is what 2020’s made of.”
Disney’s statement said, “‘Lizzie McGuire’ fans have high expectations for any new stories. Unless and until we are confident we can meet those expectations, we’ve decided to hold off and today, we informed the cast’s representatives that we are not moving forward with the planned series.”
However, you can still relive your childhood by watching episodes of “Lizzie McGuire” on Disney+.