Getting a project started is always the hardest part, and it seems even Disney can’t avoid that – just two episodes into filming the new Lizzie McGuire series, the show’s fate seems uncertain as production has been put on hold.
Variety reports that Terri Minsky, the OG creator of the series, has stepped down from her role as showrunner, with no replacement in sight.
“Fans have a sentimental attachment to ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and high expectations for a new series”, a Disney spokesperson said, “after filming two episodes, we concluded that we need to move in a different creative direction and are putting a new lens on the show.”
The show was expected to feature much of the original cast, returning us to Lizzie’s world just before she turns 30, with Hillary Duff’s iconic character navigating adult life alongside familiar faces, including her OG animated self.
The reboot was announced at Disney’s D23 Expo last year, and we’ve been hotly anticipating it debuting on Disney+, but it looks like we have a bit longer to wait now. The good news is that Disney still seems committed to bringing it to our screens.
After some controversy about Disney’s intervention in the latest Star Wars film, we can only hope that this won’t affect the show in the same way, but with Hillary Duff herself executive producing we should be in safe hands.
Duff herself is currently honeymooning with husband Matthew Koma, and has been keeping fans up to date with heaps of gorgeous pics on her Insta