Production for ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Screeches to a Halt

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After just two days of filming, Lizzie McGuire creator Terri Minsky is stepping away from her role as showrunner on the reboot.

The revival of everybody’s favorite Disney Channel series has come to a halt as a Disney spokesperson revealed that production needed to “move in a different creative direction and are putting a new lens on the show.”

Disney is currently in search of a new showrunner for the series, but it’s just as well because Hilary Duff is currently on her honeymoon in Mozambique after tying the knot with her husband, Matthew Koma.

The new Lizzie McGuire was slated to pick up as Hilary Duff’s title character is about to turn 30. Duff was set to reprise her role as Lizzie who is navigating the ups and downs of adulthood with the help of her old and new friends, her family and her 13-year-old alter-ego in animated form.

Production on the show began Nov. 2019 with many of the original cast members like Adam Lamberg, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas returning to reprise their roles as well.

Original series creator Minsky returned as showrunner and executive producer, with Duff and Rachel Winter set to executive produce. Ranada Shepard was set to co-executive produce the series, which is being produced by Salty Pictures, Inc. in association with Disney Channel.

The original Lizzie McGuire series ran for two seasons on Disney Chanel from 2001 to 2004, establishing Duff as a household name in the 2000s among millennials. The series was later adapted into a movie titled The Lizzie McGuire Movie, which raked in millions of dollars at the box office.

If you were looking forward to the series reboot, be sure to stay tuned for updates and more information.

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