Lizzie McGuire was a tv show that was beloved by children across the world. Long before the days of Hannah Montana, the show about an ordinary teenage girl managed to be sensational enough for audiences. However, the long-awaited comeback is off.
While the peak of Lizzie McGuire may be immortalized by adults, the show itself only ran for two seasons before having a final film. The Lizzie McGuire movie wrapped up most of the stories from the tv show, but many have still longed for more. The excitement of fans peaked last year when it appeared that Disney would be commissioning a new series.
In February of this year, Hilary Duff who was set to respire in her role of Lizzie explained the issues of having the show on Disney+ and the artistic challenges it would face.
“I’d be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30 year old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating,” she wrote in an Instagram post at the time. “It’s important to me that just as her experiences as a preteen/teenager navigating life were authentic, her next chapters are equally as real and relatable. It would be a dream if Disney would let us move the show to Hulu, if they were interested, and I could bring this beloved character to life again.”
Despite issues with finding a tone for the new show and presumably the animated version of Lizzie, many were hopeful that the series would still be made. However, the comeback for the show has been officially cancelled.
Hillary Duff took to Instagram to share the disappointing news:
It seems that the star is just as disappointed as fans that this project did not go ahead. It is unclear whether the show did not begin production because of the global pandemic, artistic differences or something else entirely. Nonetheless, this will be another point on the list of bad things that have happened in 2020 for fans of the show.
It seems we’ll never know what happened to Lizzie!
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