Hilary Duff is officially returning to the role that kickstarted her career, and this is literally what dreams are made of.
Get excited "Lizzie McGuire" fans because a reboot series of the much loved Disney Channel teen show has been picked up at Disney Plus, according to sources. Duff is returning to play the aged-up titular role as a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City (which sounds a bit like her current role on TV Land's Younger, no?). She has the ideal life right now. Working as an apprentice for a New York City decorator, Lizzie has a "dream boyfriend", a "bigger shoe budget", and is ready to celebrate her 30th birthday. "She is still dealing with that 13-year-old no-holds-barred animated Lizzie that's constantly babbling in her adult Lizzie head", Duff said as the audience broke into cheers. Hilary Duff is set to reprise her title role in the new series, which comes from the original series' creator Terri Minsky. "Like the original series, it will include the familiar animated version of a young Lizzie who offers up amusing, revealing commentary on what 30-year-old Lizzie is really thinking". There was chatter about continuing Lizzie McGuire in a new ABC primetime scripted series, but talks between Duff and Disney stalled.
The original Disney Channel comedy aired from 2001 to 2004 and followed 13-year-old Lizzie McGuire as she pursued her dreams of becoming popular at school.
Duff, who now stars on TV Land's Younger, confirmed to ET previous year that there have been "some conversations" about a Lizzie McGuire revival, saying at the time, "It's definitely not a go". Lizzie's animated self would pop up to express her inner thoughts and feelings. "I mean, I love her so much", Duff said at the time. "But I think that's what's going to make it really special". When she last spoke with ET about the chances of a revival, Duff said she didn't believe Lizzie would be a mom.