Update, December 16, 2020: You can’t always get what you want. As excited as everyone seemed to be about the Lizzie McGuire reboot, it looks like the powers that be couldn’t make it happen. Hilary Duff just revealed on Instagram that the project, which was first announced back in August 2019, is officially canceled.
Duff cited creative differences over how to portray an “honest and authentic” version of an older Lizzie because it’s “what the character deserves.” According to Variety, the problems arose from the fact that Duff and her camp wanted a realistically mature show since Lizzie would be in her 30s, but Disney wanted it to remain PG and family-friendly like the original. Here’s hoping that the reboot could still happen at some point in the future. In the meantime, I agree with Evan Ross Kratz’s tweet, which said: “I’m gonna need a 7-part docu-series about the attempted making of this reboot and where and how things went awry.” Scroll down to read Duff’s full statement.