'Lizzie McGuire' reboot 'not moving forward' at Disney+

CARSON BLACKWELDER
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'Lizzie McGuire' reboot 'not moving forward' at Disney+

The "Lizzie McGuire" reboot planned for Disney+ is canceled.

"'Lizzie McGuire' fans have high expectations for any new stories," a Disney spokesperson told "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. "Unless and until we are confident we can meet those expectations, we've decided to hold off and today, we informed the cast's representatives that we are not moving forward with the planned series."

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Hilary Duff, who played the titular character on the fan-favorite former Disney Channel series, also took to Instagram to share the news.

Hilary Duff in 'The Lizzie McGuire Movie,' 2003. (Disney via Shutterstock)
Hilary Duff in 'The Lizzie McGuire Movie,' 2003. (Disney via Shutterstock)

"I've been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life," she began. "She has made such a lasting impact on many, including myself. To see the fans' loyalty and love for her, to this day, means so much to me."

Duff, 33, added that "sadly [and] despite everyone's best efforts" the reboot, which was originally announced in August 2019 at D23, "isn't going to happen."

"I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today. It's what the character deserves," the "Come Clean" singer -- who is currently pregnant with her third child -- added. "We can all take a moment to mourn the amazing woman she would have been and the adventures we would have taken with her."

Duff said she is "very sad," but that "the stars just didn't align."

"Hey now, this is what 2020's made of," she concluded, referencing the song "What Dreams Are Made Of" from "The Lizzie McGuire Movie."

"Lizzie McGuire" aired for two seasons between 2001 and 2004 and included the 2003 film.

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Per a synopsis, the Disney+ reboot would find Lizzie about to turn 30. Despite having everything she could want -- a dream job and a dream guy in New York City -- she would lean on her friends, her family and her 13-year-old self in cartoon form to help her navigate adulthood.

Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas were originally announced to be joining Duff, with the actors playing Lizzie's mom, dad and brother, respectively. It was later announced that Adam Lamberg, who played Lizzie's best friend Gordo, would return as well.

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