‘Lizzie McGuire’ Star Hilary Duff Talks About the Canceled Reboot

Many know Hilary Duff from when she starred in the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire. Since then, many have noticed that she’s not one to hold a grudge. Since Disney+ canceled the Lizzie McGuire reboot, Duff made it clear that she’s still a fan of Disney.

Actress Hilary Duff enters the "AOL Build" taping at the AOL Studios on June 27, 2017 in New York City
‘Lizzie McGuire’ Star Hilary Duff Talks About the Canceled Reboot
The Lizzie McGuire Reboot is Canceled

Hilary Duff, who is pregnant with her 3rd child, posted a picture of her Gucci Mickey Mouse sneakers to her Instagram Stories stating that the mouse and she were still friends. A month ago, she confirmed that the reboot of the Disney Channel original series, Lizzie McGuire, was no longer happening, and the reason behind this was creative differences with the streaming service.

In December 2020, Duff took to Instagram to address the news and stated that she’s incredibly honored to have the character of Lizzie McGuire in her life. She added that Lizzie has made a lasting impact on many others, including herself. She had made many efforts and conversations to make the reboot happen, but unfortunately, it wasn’t in the cards.

Duff added that she wanted any reboot of the series to be honest and authentic in terms of who Lizzie would be today. She ended the post with a reference to one of her songs from the Lizzie McGuire Movie back in 2003: “Hey now, this is what the 2020s are made of.”

Filming Paused and Was Canceled

The original cast members of Lizzie McGuire ready to film a reboot for Disney+ in 2019.
‘Lizzie McGuire’ Star Hilary Duff Talks About the Canceled Reboot

The Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire, also starred Hallie Todd as Jo McGuire, Robert Carradine as Sam McGuire, Jake Thomas as Matt McGuire, Lalaine as Miranda, and Adam Lamberg as Gordo. The show ran from 2001 to 2004 for 3 seasons.

In August 2019, Hillary Duff signed on for a reboot of the series, but shortly after production began, the series creator Terri Minsky left the show in January 2020. It was then confirmed by a Disney spokesperson that after filming 2 episodes, the show hit a pause.

In February 2020, Hilary Duff let her Instagram followers in on the drama that she would be doing viewers a disservice by limiting the realities of Lizzie McGuire’s 30-year-old journey by living under a PG rating.