No news is good news? It seems that adage doesn’t always work! And for good reason, after having encountered many difficulties and being put on hiatus by Disney, the reboot of the successful Lizzie McGuire series which had not given any news since this summer is no longer. In any case, this is what Hilary Duff said in a long post shared on her Instagram account. Indeed, even if the filming of the show started in 2020 made it possible to make two episodes for Disney +, things then quickly deteriorated to the point of definitively canceling the project. The reason is still the same as before: it was the creative disputes and numerous disagreements between the big-eared firm and the actress’ entourage that finally got the better of the reboot.
It must be said that even before the departure of showrunner Terri Minsky last January, Disney never accepted the fact that the new Lizzie McGuire series would take a more “adult and mature” turn. For the firm, telling the life of the heroine now in her thirties did not fit with the editorial line of the more ” family-friendly ” platform. Sad but not dejected, Hilary Duff said on Instagram: “ I know there has been a lot of effort and conversation to try to reboot but sadly that won’t happen. I want the reboot to be honest and genuine for who would be. Lizzie today. This is what the character deserves. We can all take a moment to mourn the incredible woman she would have been and the adventures we would have shot with her. I’m very sad, but I promise everyone did their best and the stars just didn’t align. “To console you, find out how Hilary Duff explains the biggest mystery in her cult movie A Cinderella Story.