Many TV shows never see the light of day. But a little with so much promise to the Lizzie McGuire revival suffers this fate. After months of excitement, Disney stopped the project, much to the surprise of fans and star Hilary Duff together. So how did the other McGuire family members react to the news?
The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ revival series has been announced in 2019
Disney Channel original series Lizzie McGuire aired from 2001 through 2004. Aimed at a premature audience and a young teenager, the series followed the titular character as she sailed through middle school with a little help from her friends, her family , and her lively conscience.
Years later, at the D23 Expo in 2019, the studio announced a new project with the title Lizzie McGuire coming to its streaming service, Disney +. But instead of a resume, as many suspected, the show would be a recap, bringing back Duff as Lizzie is now an adult dealing with various difficulties.
After filming 2 shows, Disney canceled the new show
Because of the success of the original series, the great content of nostalgia, and the reputation of Duff, is new Lizzie McGuire it was like a definite success. Disney and Duff joked about the early days of the process, sharing photos of Duff reuniting with her on-screen parents and her TV brother, among others.
But the series did not come to pass. On December 16, 2020, Duff wrote on it Instagram “Despite everyone’s best efforts, it’s not going to happen.” “I want any resumption of it Lizzie to be honest and truthful who Lizzie would be today, ”she continued. “I’m very sorry, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars didn’t align.”
Jake Thomas (Matt McGuire) expressed his sadness on social media
Jake Thomas showed Matt McGuire, Lizzie’s pesky young brother who often designed her face. He said to be on a set filming the Lizzie McGuire recovery events “felt like such an unrealistic homecoming, a terrible childhood nostalgia,” said Thomas Leas, “I am saddened that the fans will not be able to share in that feeling.”
The actor shared photos from the experience with fans after the December news. “I’m so excited you won’t know how Matt grew up,” he wrote Instagram. “It was very cold. Still a bit of a cocky asshole, but a good dude. Live big. He spoke a fluent Japanese. And he was an Elon Musk fan overall. ”
Robert Carradine and Hallie Todd (Lizzie’s parents) were ‘baffled’
Robert Carradine, who featured Lizzie ‘s goofy father, Sam, said Disney executives were “laughing their ** off” at the readings. “You go to all that trouble and they decide at the last minute, out of the blue, that it needs to be more child-friendly? ”He asked of Disney’s reasons for canceling the show. “I won’t get that.”
“I’m sad,” said Hallie Todd, who played Lizzie’s mother, Jo. “We had the best time when we came together for those two programs. It felt like time had not passed, but suddenly those children were adults. He just looks smiling. There is always more to what you hear, and I certainly am not loyal to those conversations in the back room. ”