One of Disney Channel's biggest hits, Lizzie McGuire returns with a revival of the upcoming Disney + streaming platform. Hilary Duff will reprise her title role in the new series, which comes from the original series creator Terri Minsky. It is the first project under a new total agreement that Minsky has signed with Disney Channel.
In the re-integrated version of the sitcom, a sequel to the 2001 Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire (Duff) is a 30-year millennial navigator in New York City. Like the original series, it will feature the well-known animated version of a young Lizzie that offers funny, revealing comments on what 30-year-old Lizzie really thinks.
Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, is expected to talk about the series during the Disney + presentation at the D23 Expo this afternoon.
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Duff is in a series regularly on Darren Star & # 39; s hit TV Land comedy series Younger, which was recently renewed for a seventh season. Under an exception granted by TV Land / Viacom, Duff will be able to do both Younger and Lizzie McGuire.
Minsky's original Lizzie McGuire, with Duff as 13-year-old Lizzie trying to fit in and become popular, was a worldwide hit that turned Duff into a teenage idol and a triple-plate selling artist. The sitcom, which aired in four seasons, quickly became Disney Channel's highest-ranked series. It created a successful feature, The Lizzie McGuire Movie with Duff, who raised $ 55 million at the global cash register and music releases. It also launched Disney's first consumer products based on a live-action television series that has earned hundreds of millions of dollars for Disney.
Plans for expansion of the Lizzy McGuire franchise, which included a second film and an ABC comedy series with Duff as Lizzie in high school, were suddenly stopped in 2003 when the negotiations between the young actress and Disney fell through.
In recent years, Duff had indicated in interviews that she would be open to a possible Lizzie McGuire reboot or reunion. It is still unclear whether any other original cast members would return to the new part.
A decade after the blockbuster success Lizzie McGuire Minsky returned to Disney Channel as the creator / executive producer of the famous series 2017 Andi Mack . She received Emmy nominations for Lizzie McGuire in 2003 and 2004, as well as WGA, BAFTA and Alma awards. Andi Mack received a GLAAD Media Award and Peabody and BAFTA nominations. Minsky also created the TV series Less Than Perfect and Geena Davis Show for ABC and developed Finding Carter for MTV.
Under her new Disney Channel total deal, she is ready to create series and movies for Disney Channel and Disney +, starting with new Lizzie McGuire. She is repeated by Rob Goldman at McKuin Frankel Whitehead.
This marks the second Disney Channel blockbuster live-action franchise to get a new series at Disney +, along with High School Musical.