Hilary Duff announced the reboot of her popular show Lizzie McGuire on her 30th birthday at the D23 Expo. Not only that, but she will be reprising her role of the titular character. The new Lizzie McGuire series will air on Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ and will see Lizzie as a 30-yeat-old millennial navigating through life in New York City. Original series creator Terri Minsky will once again come on board and serve as showrunner on the series.
Hilary said on stage the D23 Expo, “The good news is, just like me and everybody who loved Lizzie and has grown up with her, Lizzie’s also grown up. 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. 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.”
SURPRISE!!! I’ve been trying to contain this excitement for a loooong time while this has been in the works! I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl ♥...and into her 30’s #bringbackbutterflyclips #lizziemcguire #thisiswhatdreamsaremadeof #lizzieforpresident #DisneyPlus #D23Expo . . . . . . Also, If you needed yet another reason to get Disney+ ....the #lizziemcguiremovie will be living there!
She also confirmed that the animated alter ego of Lizzie’s inner thoughts will also return in the series. Talking about it she said, “She is still dealing with that 13-year-old no-holds-barred animated Lizzie that’s constantly babbling in her adult Lizzie head. So she has to deal with that. But I think that’s what’s going to make it really special.”