Hilary Duff shattered nostalgic dreams and confirmed that the Lizzie McGuire reboot has been officially canceled.
The 33-year-old actress wrote a lengthy Instagram post in which she revealed the Disney + rebirth was just another casualty in a difficult year for many.
“I was very honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life,” she wrote in a note to her 16 million fans online. “She has had such a lasting impact on many, including myself. Seeing the fans’ loyalty and love for her, to this day, means a lot to me. ”
Say it no: Hilary Duff shattered nostalgic dreams and confirmed Lizzie McGuire’s reboot has officially been canceled
Lizzie McGuire first aired in 2001 on the Disney Channel and even received her own movie, which came out in 2003 and grossed $ 55 million at the box office.
“I know efforts and conversations have been all over the place to try to make a reboot work, but sadly and despite everyone’s best efforts, that is not going to happen,” she added.
“I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and genuine for who Lizzie would be today. This is what the character deserves. ”
As filming began last year and two episodes of the reboot were created, the series was marred by creative differences before it could air.
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“We can all take a moment to mourn the incredible woman she would have been and the adventures we would have taken with her,” Hilary wrote.
“I am very sad, but I promise everyone did their best and the stars just didn’t align. Hey now, that’s what the 2020s are all about. “
When Terri Minsky left the series earlier this year, Disney released a statement addressing the creative differences.
“Fans have a sentimental attachment to Lizzie McGuire and high expectations for a new series,” a Disney spokesperson said at the time. “After filming two episodes, we concluded that we need to move in a different creative direction and put a new focus on the series. “
Best: The series followed Lizzie’s trials and tribulations as a teenager, with its own animated character storytelling scenes
Our Favorite Teenager: The Lizzie McGuire Show premiered by Terri Minsky in 2000
Duff advocated for Disney to move the show to Hulu so viewers could see how his character evolved from a teenager to a young adult living in the city, a decision made by the Love, Simon show for a similar situation. .
The Hollywood Reporter revealed in March that a leaked script included “the existence of sex with cheating as the focal point of the plot,” which could have been the reason Disney wanted to use a PG rating.
‘I was incredibly excited to launch’ Lizzie ‘on D + and my passion remains!’ she wrote . “However, I feel a huge responsibility to honor the fans’ relationship with LIZZIE who, like me, grew up seeing herself in her.
“I would be doing everyone a disservice by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG grade,” she continued. “It’s important to me that just as her experience as a preteen / teenager in her life was genuine, her next chapters are just as real and relatable. “
“It would be a dream if Disney let us move the series to Hulu, if they were interested, and I could bring this beloved character back to life,” she added.
Help: Duff advocated for Disney to move the show to Hulu so viewers could see how his character evolved from a teenager to a young adult living in the city, a decision made by the Love show, Simon for one. similar situation