As a fervent fan of the Emmy-nominated Disney series ‘Lizzie McGuire’, you may have been following the news surrounding its reboot. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned and the reboot process got cancelled. However, diving deep into the world of TikTok, we recently discovered cool insights about the Lizzie McGuire reboot from Jonathan Hurwitz, the writer of the halted project.
Catching Up with Lizzie’s Life In The Cancelled Reboot
In the unmade Lizzie McGuire reboot, our beloved protagonist, Lizzie, portrayed by Hilary Duff, was living in New York City working as an interior designer while dating a chef. However, she later discovers her boyfriend’s infidelity and moves back to California. This story from her adult life was supposed to be the starting point of the reboot, according to Hurwitz on TikTok.
Lizzie McGuire’s Original Cast Set For Reprise
Excitingly, the reboot was anticipated to bring back original cast members, including Adam Lamberg as David “Gordo” Gordon. Other stars from the original series, including Jake Thomas (Matt), Hallie Todd (Jo), and Robert Carradine (Sam) were also set to return.
What About Lizzie & Gordo’s Love Story?
Anyone who watched ‘The Lizzie McGuire Movie’ will recall the climactic kiss between Lizzie and Gordo. However, according to Hurwitz’ TikTok revelations, the reboot planned a different route for these two. Apparently, Gordo was supposed to be engaged to another woman and was expecting a baby. This would have shattered hopes for those rooting for a romantic reunion of Lizzie and Gordo.
A Surprise Love Interest on The Cards
In an unexpected twist, a romance was supposed to brew between Lizzie and another important character from her past, Ethan Craft, played by Clayton Snider. Hurwitz revealed that there were sequences planned where Ethan would shockingly pop up in Lizzie’s life.
The Reason Behind The Cancellation
As you may be aware, Disney put a halt on the Lizzie McGuire reboot in 2020. Duff speculated that Disney might have been uncomfortable with the adult storylines, including Lizzie’s romantic encounters. Hurwitz shared a similar sentiment, hinting that these mature developments probably triggered Disney’s discomfort.
A Ray Of Hope For ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Fans
Despite the setbacks, Hilary Duff seems optimistic about the future of Lizzie McGuire. During an appearance on ‘Watch What’s Happens Live’ in 2023, she expressed her positive outlook for the series. So, who knows, we might get to see more of Lizzie’s adventures in the future!
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