There's an Update on the Lizzie McGuire Reboot
Fans, pay attention.
When Disney+ premiered, boasting just about every Disney film, ever, along with Star Wars content and Disney Channel Original Moviee, a huge draw was the promise of a Lizzie McGuire reboot. However, fans and their imaginary animated avatars were heartbroken when a slew of bad news hit the reboot. First, showrunner Terri Minksy left the production in January. Then, Disney halted everything because the pilot was reportedly not "family-friendly enough" for the studio. Now, everything is on hold, with star Hilary Duff pleading for the show to land on Hulu. Unfortunately, Hulu's head of original content, Craig Erwich, doesn't have good news.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Erwich said, "I appreciate her fandom." He went on to say that a major hurdle hadn't even been addressed, saying, "We have not had any conversations with Hilary Duff around her show."
While that doesn't mean that a reboot isn't happening altogether, it certainly isn't promising news. Erwich's statement confirms that the show hasn't officially been transferred from Disney+ to Hulu, the way that the Love, Simon spin-off, Love, Victor, was. It was another series that was seen as too mature for Disney+.
Back in April, Duff told People, "I just have to make sure it's the right move for me and that I feel like I’m honoring her and the character and that it will be relatable to the people who grew up with her because those are the people I really want to speak to."