Grown-up fans of the hit Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire have another reason to celebrate the arrival of the streaming service Disney+: the service is apparently creating a Lizzie reboot, featuring the show’s original star, Hillary Duff.
“The new streaming service celebrated the start of a new decade by sharing a video on their YouTube channel of what’s to come in 2020 — with first looks at all of the shows that will hit their platform this year, including the highly anticipated Lizzie McGuire revival series starring Hilary Duff,” PEOPLE.com reported. “In the brief scene, Duff, 32, pops down into someone’s car window, telling the person behind the wheel (and, in turn, fans watching at home), ‘Hi! It’s me’…Duff’s dressed in the same black and gold checked outfit she was wearing when she gave fans a sneak peak of the new Lizzie McGuire series in October, in a series of snaps from the first day of filming in New York City’s Washington Square Park.”
The original Lizzie McGuire series, which ran from 2001 to 2004, was a smash hit with pre-teen fans. The show featured a then-teenaged Duff as the main character. Disney+ confirmed that Duff will play a grown-up character who is navigating life as a Millennial in New York City.
“She’s working as an apprentice to a fancy New York City decorator,” Duff said of the new series. “She has her dream guy, who owns a cool SoHo restaurant. She has her dream apartment in Brooklyn. And she’s getting ready to celebrate her 30th birthday.”