Lizzie McGuire revival series: Filming begins for new Disney+ series
Hilary Duff took to Instagram to share the first behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Disney+ ‘s upcoming Lizzie McGuire, revealing that filming has officially begun on the highly-anticipated revival series. Featuring our first look at Duff’s return as the iconic titular Disney character, you can check out the full photos below!
Earlier this week, it was also reported that the Lizzie McGuire revival series will also be featuring the reunion of the entire McGuire family with Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd and Robert Carradine reprising their roles as Matt, Jo and Sam, respectively.
“Just like there is no Lizzie McGuire without Hilary Duff, there is no McGuire family without Hallie, Robert, and Jake,” Disney Channels Worldwide’s president and chief creative officer, Gary Marsh said in a statement. “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.”
However, it is still unclear if other original characters such as Lizzie’s best friends Gordo and Miranda, portrayed by Adam Lamberg and Lalaine, will also be making an appearance or not.
The revival series will continue to follow the story of Lizzie McGuire, who 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.
Original series creator Terri Minsky will also be returning for the revival as its showrunner.
The Disney Channel series ran on-air for two seasons from 2001-2004, and also had the theatrical The Lizzie McGuire Movie starring Duff, which grossed $55 million at the global box office. It is still recognized as one of Disney Channel’s most iconic teen sitcoms of all time.