Lizzie McGuire is coming back. Hilary Duff has agreed to reprise her role as the Disney Channel character for Disney+.
In the updated version of the sitcom, Lizzie is a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City. Like the original series, it will include an animated version of a young Lizzie who comments on what the now-grown-up Lizzie is really thinking.
Duff currently stars on TV Land comedy “Younger,” and, thanks to a special deal, will continue to star on both shows.
“Lizzie McGuire,” which debuted in January 2001 and ran for four seasons, was one of Disney Channel’s highest-rated series. It also spawned 2003’s “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” which grossed $55 million at the global box office.
Disney wanted to do a second movie and a new series with Lizzie in high school, but negotiations between Duff and Disney fell through.
The actress, who’s now 31, has mentioned in recent interviews that she would be open to a Lizzie McGuire reboot or reunion.
It’s the second Disney Channel live-action franchise to get a new series on Disney+ after “High School Musical.” However, the new version of “HSM” has an all-new cast.