Lizzie McGuire Reboot: Complete Cast First Photo Here!
This is what dreams of 2000s girls are made of.
The last time we watched Lizzie McGuire was when she graduated middle school, went to Italy, became (pretended to be) a pop star, and finally kissed Gordo after all these years.
The original cast of the early 2000s show of Lizzie McGuire is coming back, this time, it will be on Disney+ -- one of the most highly anticipated reboots this year.
In an interview with E! News, Hillary Duff -- who played the title character Lizzie McGuire -- revealed that playing the role of a grown-up Lizzie in her 30s, not married and without children, is really intriguing. Not to mention that it makes up for a fascinating story with endless potential.
View this post on Instagramwe are standing in what will soon be the McGuire living room. What’s up fam. We doin this #lizziemcguire #disneyplus A post shared by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Oct 24, 2019 at 2:18pm PDT
Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Jake Thomas, and Hilary Duff reunited for the first time in 15 years for a read-through of the first episode. Terri Minsky, original showrunner, is set to be the executive producer of the reboot.
"We are incredibly excited to bring back one of the most popular Disney Channel series of all time along with some beloved familiar faces," says Ricky Straus, Disney+ President, "With Terri at the Wilhelm, Hilary, Hallie, Robert and Jake back after all these years, it's our honor to welcome to McGuire family into the Disney+ family."
Fans may have already had ideas about the reunion, thanks to a recent "family dinner" photo that the show creator Terri Minsky shared on Instagram. The picture showed the original cast members hanging out together, though they didn't exactly share what happened behind the scenes.
Now that it has been revealed, there are still members who haven't been confirmed to be joining the reboot, most specifically, Lizzie's besties: Miranda (Lalaine) and Gordo (Adam Lamberg).
Gary Marsh, the President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide said in a statement, "The original series holds a special place in the hearts of so many, and we can't wait to introduce fans, both old and new, to an, older, wiser, yet still perfectly imperfect Lizzie."
The reboot will start on Lizzie's 30th birthday. Her fabulous life in New York City -- as a Décor Assistant, has her dream guy and lives in a picturesque Brooklyn apartment -- turns upside down. It leftr her to lean on her friends, family, and 13-year-old animated alter-ego. Lizzie navigates the ups and downs of adulthood.
"The good news is, just like me and everybody who loved Lizzie and has grown up with her, Lizzie's also grown up," Duff detailed during a show in Annaheim last August. "She's older, she's wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget, which is super exciting. She has her dream job. She has a kind of perfect life right now."
View this post on InstagramSURPRISE!!! 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! A post shared by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Aug 23, 2019 at 4:03pm PDT
Production is set to start at the end of October. However, there's no premiere date for the reboot to be released.