Properly, it appears like we gained’t be seeing that Lizzie McGuire reboot anytime quickly.
This week, Hilary Duff confirmed that Disney+ is not transferring ahead with the undertaking.
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The Lizzie McGuire reboot plans have been fairly messy because the information was first introduced. Again in January, the undertaking was placed on maintain following the firing of unique collection creator and revival showrunner Terri Minsky. On the time, a Disney spokesperson spoke concerning the particulars in an unique with Selection.
“Followers have a sentimental attachment to ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and excessive expectations for a brand new collection,” the Disney spokesperson mentioned. “After filming two episodes, we concluded that we have to transfer in a special artistic route and are placing a brand new lens on the present.”
It was speculated that the firing was a results of the present being too grownup for Disney+’s viewers because the platform is marketed as being “family-friendly.” Duff initially opened up about returning as Lizzie McGuire with Leisure Tonight, explaining a part of the reboot’s perks is delving into the identical challenges she experiences in real-life.
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“That was a part of the draw for me for coming again was the struggles that I really feel as a 30-year-old,” Duff says. “She has gained a whole lot of confidence and he or she has a very cool profession. She’s nonetheless going to be confronted with difficult issues, the place, in center college, these difficult issues appeared easy and humorous however relatable on the time. Now, in your 30s, it’s gonna be the identical manner however barely heavier. [She’ll have] barely greater issues to take care of.”
In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, Lizzie had storylines that handled each intercourse and infidelity. The THR reported that the Lizzie script they obtained “acknowledges the existence of intercourse with dishonest as a central plot level.”
Then, in March, Duff spoke out on the state of affairs once more. The Disney+ present Love, Victor, a derivative of Love, Simon, ended up transferring to Hulu. The explanation? Properly, Disney thought the collection had an excessive amount of grownup content material for its platform.
The information triggered Duff to share a prolonged Instagram submit expressing her frustration concerning the state of affairs involving the reboot. As nicely, she brazenly talked about wanting the reboot moved to a different platform akin to Hulu.
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Now, it appears like Disney+ has fully scrapped the undertaking. On Dec. 16, Duff shared an Instagram submit confirming the information.
“I do know the efforts and conversations have been all over the place making an attempt to make a reboot work, however sadly and regardless of everybody’s greatest efforts, it isn’t going to occur. I would like any reboot of Lizzie to be sincere and genuine to who Lizzie could be at this time. It’s what the character deserves. We are able to all take a second to mourn the wonderful girl she would have been and the adventures we might have taken together with her. I’m very unhappy, however I promise everybody tried their greatest and the celebs simply didn’t align.”
Numerous unique Lizzie McGuire stars had been set to return for the reboot. To date, Adam Lamberg, Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd and Robert Carradine had been all confirmed to reprise their roles.
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Though the Lizzie McGuire reboot isn’t occurring on Disney+, there’s nonetheless some hope it might land on a special streaming platform sooner or later. Nevertheless, doubtless on account of contractual agreements, Disney must give approval to ensure that one other platform to acquire the present’s rights. Within the meantime, followers and hopefuls have a whole lot of reactions to the cancelation information.
I received DisneyPlus largely for the Lizzie McGuire reboot. I’m so dissatisfied in @disneyplus I hope possibly one other streaming service will make the Lizzie McGuire reboot we deserve.
— Alvin ✨ (@Alvin2thecore) December 16, 2020
No extra Lizzie McGuire reboot???? Smh I swear I simply informed my mother the opposite day how I can’t watch for it smh I’m so unhappy 😢😢😢
— Ayanna (@ayannajuarez) December 16, 2020
I’m boycotting @disneyplus. I’m not logging onto my profile anymore. My dad can hold utilizing the account idc however I gained’t be. #LizzieMcGuire was one of many most important attracts for me to even wish to subscribe.
— Cass ✨ l they/them (@angelslikecass) December 16, 2020
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We grew up on Lizzie McGuire like almost 20 years in the past??? Making a Disney child pleasant reboot made no sense when an icon of the previous, dealing with present points and rising alongside *with us* by means of maturity could be a lot simpler/higher. Reboot simply may’ve been successful. Hulu??
— ValleyWitch✩ (@NINETIESWITCH) December 16, 2020
No extra Lizzie McGuire reboot…DISNEY YOU HAD ONE JOB. ONE. JOB.
— ✖️ lil j ✖️ (@jackattack_xo) December 16, 2020
Lizzie McGuire, the newest sufferer of 2020’s quicksand impact
— Robbo (@TheRobbo87) December 16, 2020
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