Hilary Duff announces the Lizzie McGuire reboot has been canceled because 'the stars didn't align'

HILARY Duff announced that the Lizzie McGuire reboot has been cancelled because "the stars didn't align."

The 33-year-old shared the sad news in an Instagram post on Wednesday.



The actress explained in a text post: “I’ve been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life. 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."

Hilary continued: "I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work but, sadly & despite everyone’s best efforts, it 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 actress 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.


"I'm very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars just didn't align."

Hilary concluded the note by referencing the character's famous song from The Lizzie McGuire Movie, writing: "Hey now, this is what 2020s made of."

A spokesperson for Disney also confirmed the news in a statement, which was published by Variety.

The spokesperson said: “Lizzie McGuire’ fans have high expectations for any new stories. 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.”

While fans were vocally excited about the reboot, it ran into some difficulty with Disney+ bosses.

Despite some episodes already being complete, the streaming service reportedly wasn't so keen on the mature content that series creator and showrunner Terri Minski and Hilary loved about the revival.

The hit show's return was thrown into chaos in January when Terri and her team were fired from the project.


In March, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the script for the reboot's first episode reportedly "acknowledges the existence of sex with cheating as a central plot point."

Hilary, who's currently pregnant with her third child, previously defended the writer's decision to create a more mature version of Lizzie.

In an Instagram post in May, the actress said she had been "incredibly excited" about the new show when it was first confirmed in August last year.

She added: "However, I feel a huge responsibility to honor the fans' relationship with LIZZIE, who, like me, grew up seeing themselves in her.

"I'd be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old's journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating.

"It's important to me that just as her experiences as a preteen/teenage navigating life were authentic, her next chapters are equally as real and relatable."

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