Hilary Duff confirms Lizzie Maguire revival
THIS really is what dreams are made of.
It's been revealed that one of the Disney Channel's biggest hits, Lizzie Maguire, is returning as a revival available on new streaming platform, Disney+.
The best part? Hilary Duff, who became a child star as the titular character, has confirmed she will reprise the role.
The original series following Lizzie's life as an awkward 13-year-old, desperately trying to fit in with the cool crowd. It ran for four seasons and led to the wildly popular The Lizzie Maguire movie, which grossed $81 million at the global box office.
The reimagined version of the show will be a sequel, featuring Lizzie as a 30-year-old millennial navigating adult life in New York City - along with the animated version of herself.
The announcement was made during a presentation at the D23 Expo at Disneyland in California today.
Duff is currently a series regular on hit TV Land series Younger (currently airing on Stan), but has negotiated a waiver allowing her to star in both.
The actress took to Instagram to announce the news, revealing she was "beyond excited".
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SURPRISE!!! 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!
Meanwhile, news of the show's return has been met with heavy enthusiasm from fans.
HILARY DUFF. LIZZIE MCGUIRE SEQUEL SERIES. DISNEY+. SHOOK. WHAT IS LIFE. WOW. CRYING. THIS IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF. pic.twitter.com/V0Rida9kGi— Catherine Burgess (@cat_burgess) August 24, 2019
Lizzie McGuire is coming back and that’s the best news I’ve heard all year 😭😩— Holly Popadyn (@holly_popadyn) August 24, 2019
Me when I heard Lizzie McGuire is coming back pic.twitter.com/6LnBTvLZuf— Kathiana (@iconkathiana) August 24, 2019
Oh my gosh, I was the biggest fan of Lizzie McGuire growing up! I cannot believe there is going to be a sequel! 😄 https://t.co/VctyVFTLhg— Kaytlynn 💜 (@KLYNNRN08) August 24, 2019
This Lizzie McGuire reboot is the blessing we need, but don't deserve. pic.twitter.com/oI3JcgPClk— E.J. Penbrooke 🌻 (@ej_penbrooke) August 24, 2019
a Lizzie McGuire reboot?!?!? YES PLEASE— Victoria West (@victoriawestx) August 24, 2019
They’re rebooting Lizzie McGuire and I officially have something to live for again. 💕— deb (@dehbeeflyy) August 24, 2019
Lizzie McGuire is coming back!!!!!— Whorchata (@gbbsduh) August 24, 2019
Honestly how dare Disney wait until I’ve been off Twitter for a month to announce the return of Lizzie McGuire, the greatest television program they have ever produced!— Amanda Valentovic (@avalentovic) August 24, 2019