When Disney announced that they were bringing back one of the most iconic series ever, it was seriously a dream come true! Yep, Lizzie McGuire is returning to the network over 18 years since its premiere, and fans are seriously freaking out.
For those who missed it, Disney made the exciting announcement at their D3 Expo on August 23, 2019, and get this — not only is the network rebooting the fan favorite show, but Hilary Duff has already confirmed that she’ll be returning to play the famous character!
Despite her excitement for the reboot now, as it turned out, Hilary had no intentions of reprising the role of Lizzie for a really long time.
“Finally, last year, I was like, ‘I feel ready,'” she told Cosmopolitan UK in September 2020. “It just doesn’t annoy me any more when people refer to me as Lizzie McGuire or say that was my biggest role, because it paved the way for all the other roads I’ve been able to take.”
She first announced the big news to fans via Instagram.
“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,” she wrote, alongside a series of throwback clips from the show.
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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!
“I’ve really missed her. I think now is a great time for her to come back in her 30s. You know she’s everybody’s best friend and I can’t wait to go on this next chapter with her, and I hope everyone is as excited as I am,” the actress added on her Instagram Stories.
As fans know, the original series ran from 2001-2004, and it followed 13-year-old Lizzie and her two best friends — Gordo and Miranda — as they navigated school, mean girls, boys and more! It was a huge part of all of our childhoods, so this is definitely the best news ever!
But naturally, fans have a lot of questions. Like, will the other OG stars return for the reboot? When will it premiere? Where will they be able to watch it? What exactly will it be about? And most importantly — is Lizzie married to Gordo in the new show? Not to worry, people, because J-14‘s got you covered. We went ahead and made a complete guide to the upcoming series!
Scroll through our gallery to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Lizzie McGuire reboot.
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