There's Still Hope for the "Lizzie McGuire" Reboot After All, According to Hilary Duff

Tamara Fuentes
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From Seventeen

Lizzie McGuire fans have been looking forward to the show's big reboot on Disney+ since it was first announced and it looks like they might be getting some good news pretty soon.

According to Instagram user (and hardcore Lizzie Mcguire fan) @peterstanslizzie, the writers of the Lizzie McGuire reboot recently got together on Zoom. One surprising thing about their little online meeting is that original creator and showrunner, Terri Minsky, can also be seen.

Terri was originally a part of the reboot until she was fired after Disney+ executives saw the first two episodes of the new series and determined that it was not family friendly enough for the new streaming giant.

Hilary Duff previously opened up about the possibility of the show moving to Hulu, which is also owned by Disney, in an effort to keep the original content and storylines of the reboot. Love, Victor, the highly-anticipated Love, Simon reboot, is moving services for the same reason.

The series star also talked about the reboot in an interview with People and confirmed that she is still involved with the project, while talks continue about where the show will go.

"There’s still conversations going on in hopes that we can find a way to meet in the middle and both bend a little bit. I understand that they have to protect their brand and there’s pretty strict guidelines on what that looks like," she said. "I just have to make sure it’s the right move for me and that I feel like I’m honoring her and the character, and that it will be relatable to the people who grew up with her because those are the people I really want to speak to."

The original pilot episode included a storyline that involved someone cheating on their partner by having sex with another person. While Hilary has said that this would be a fitting storyline for Lizzie as she is now 30-years-old, Disney+ execs are hoping to keep the show within the PG range for the streamer.

Hopefully, we'll get some good news from all of them pretty soon. Until then, fans can still check out the original series on Disney+.

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