We know that there is an incredible thirst out there for revivals — consider the Lizzie McGuire news to be proof.
According to a new report from Deadline, Hilary Duff is going to be returning as the title character for a new, “reimagined” version of the Disney Channel classic show. In this version, Lizzie is going to be thirty years old and working to navigate life in New York City — this seems to be the premise for almost every revival of a teen/young adult show out there, but we do still think there’s entertainment value here.
The site also notes that the revival will still offer up an animated version of Lizzie, one that offers up some insight on what the live-action version is really thinking.
We imagine that the appeal here is going to be somewhat similar to the original, but will come with some cross-generational appeal. Maybe the idea here is to get young parents who watched the original series on board, and then also hope that they can get their kids on board and build a new generation of fans.
There’s no premiere date for this series just yet, but Disney+ continues to build what is a fantastic roster of series leading up to its launch this November. (It may be a little while longer before Lizzie McGuire comes to the service.)
What about Duff’s future on Younger?
Given that Hilary is a cast member of the TV Land series, it’s fair to wonder whether this new gig could impact her future on the other show. Here’s the good news — that doesn’t appear to be the case. All signs point towards Duff continuing to keep her other gig and for the two shows to balance out schedule-wise. Given that the two shows both are set around New York, that may make things a little bit easier. Also, it’s not like Younger operates with incredibly-long seasons. With the right sort of scheduling here, it’s not altogether hard to find a way in order for her to have the best of both worlds … to reference another Disney Channel show from back in the day.
Do you have any interest in a Lizzie McGuire revival series?
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