Hillary Duff is an adult (and I’m still trying to come to terms with the fact that this means I’m also supposed to be an adult). This week, Disney+ announced that Hillary Duff is coming back as Lizzie McGuire and she’s bringing her whole family back with her. Set as Lizzie is about to turn 30, the show will also include the original cast. As Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer for Disney Channels Worldwide has been quoted:
“Just like there is no Lizzie McGuire without Hilary Duff, there is no McGuire family without Hallie, Robert, and Jake. The original series holds a special place in the hearts of so many, and we can’t wait to introduce fans, both old and new, to an older, wiser, yet still perfectly imperfect Lizzie.”
Even Terri Minsky, the original showrunner and executive producer is coming back.
Here’s the synopsis for the curious:
The new story picks up as Lizzie McGuire is just about to turn 30. She seemingly has it all – her dream job as an assistant to a fancy New York City decorator, her dream guy and a picturesque Brooklyn apartment – but things aren’t always as they seem. With a little help from her friends, her loving family and her 13-year-old alter-ego in animated form, Lizzie navigates the ups and downs of adulthood.