At the Disney+ Presentation at The D23 Expo, it was announced that Hilary Duff will be reprising her role as Lizzie McGuire in a Lizzie McGuire reboot series for the new streaming platform. The series will follow Lizzie as a slightly more self-assured 30-year-old.
The new Lizzie McGuire series, which will air on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, will revolve around Lizzie as a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City. Original series creator Terri Minsky will serve as showrunner on the series.
“The good news is, just like me and everybody who loved Lizzie and has grown up with her, Lizzie’s also grown up,” Duff, 31, said on stage about the revival, Entertainment Weekly reported. “She’s older, she’s wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget, which is super exciting. She has her dream job. She has kind of the perfect life right now.”
“She’s working as an apprentice to a fancy New York City decorator,” said Duff. “She has her dream guy, who owns a cool SoHo restaurant. She has her dream apartment in Brooklyn. And she’s getting ready to celebrate her 30th birthday.”
The original series ran from 2001-04, and followed 13-year-old Lizzie, who dreamt of being popular in school, and featured her animated alter ego that represents her true feelings.