For Disney youngsters of the early aughts, it has been a curler coaster of nostalgia relating to our favourite childhood exhibits. For me, it started with the information that Cory and Topanga could be persevering with their story on Woman Meets World, and whereas it introduced us the long-lasting Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter, the present simply didn’t do it for me. Then, there was Raven’s House. I had hopes once I heard Anneliese van der Pol had signed on with Raven-Symoné, and I tuned in for that premiere as effectively. In addition to just a few chuckles, let’s simply say the shenanigans of 11-year-old twins would not make for probably the most riveting tv for many 20-somethings (however no judgment in case you’re into it). The reboots appeared to not be for the unique followers however for a brand new viewers.
Then, the holy grail of all reboot bulletins got here on the D23 Expo in August 2019 — the one, the one Lizzie McGuire could be coming to us as a 30, flirty, and thriving grownup for a brand new sequence on Disney+! I, together with the remainder of the world, couldn’t have been extra excited. Lastly, a reboot for us.
“I need any reboot of Lizzie to be sincere and genuine to who Lizzie could be right now.” — Hilary Duff
Quickly after, we obtained first seems of Hilary Duff because the titular character, theories about Ethan Craft, and movies with Gordo. Then, all of that got here to a crashing halt in January 2020 (we should always have identified) when the showrunner exited the reboot, citing inventive variations with Disney. Duff remained hopeful, however in true 2020 trend, the reboot was formally known as off on Dec. 16.
Heartbroken, I reluctantly learn Hilary’s Instagram publish. Then one thing miraculous occurred — I wasn’t upset anymore. I used to be . . . proud. She defined how unhappy she was however that “I need any reboot of Lizzie to be sincere and genuine to who Lizzie could be right now.” Hell sure!
The inventive crew might have simply taken the cash and ran, however as a substitute they selected to respect Lizzie’s legacy.
Lizzie helped me and so many others by these awkward tween years — from first bras to first kisses — and our grown-up Lizzie wouldn’t be as relatable if put by a G-rated filter. So, am I upset? In fact. However my major emotion is appreciation. Duff and the remainder of the inventive crew might have simply taken the cash and ran, however as a substitute they selected to respect Lizzie’s legacy. I am holding out hope for a change of coronary heart (and streaming service), however I can relaxation simple realizing she’s in the appropriate fingers beneath Hilary’s care.