‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Halted as Show’s Creator Exits

Published on January 10, 2020

Hey now, hey now, this isn’t what dreams are made of. Lizzie McGuire creator, Terri Minsky, has stepped away from her role as showrunner for the Disney+ reboot of the series.

“Fans have a sentimental attachment to ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and high expectations for a new series,” said a Disney spokesperson in a statement. “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.”

Production of the series, which began in late October, is now on hiatus while Disney searches for its new showrunner.

The Lizzie McGuire reboot was announced at last year’s D23 Expo by Hilary Duff, who plays the show’s titular character. Duff gave attendees a brief explanation about what to expect.

“Lizzie has also grown up, she’s older, she’s wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget. She has her dream job, the perfect life right now working as an apprentice to a fancy New York City decorator.”

Shortly after the announcement, she posted about the news on her Instagram account.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1hig7Wjm3K/

In October, Disney+ confirmed that Robert Carradine, Hallie Todd and Jake Thomas will reprise their roles in the reboot. They played Sam, Jo, and Matt McGuire respectively.

Furthermore, in November, the streaming service confirmed Adam Lamberg’s appearance in the series. Lamberg played Gordo, Lizzie’s best friend and potential love interest.

Duff and Lamberg also confirmed the news with a video on the official Disney+ Twitter account.

Although there is no official release date for the Lizzie McGuire reboot, fans may have to wait longer than expected due to the showrunner switch-up.

Lexi Jones is an award-winning journalist and Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Las Vegas, she covers startup brands in entertainment, internet and LGBTQ+ startup news. She is also an editor of Grit Daily's "Top 100" entrepreneur lists.

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