The Lizzie McGuire reboot on Disney Plus has hit a snag, as creator Terri Minsky is stepping away as showrunner for the series. A new showrunner has yet to be announced, which means that production for the series is currently on hiatus.
It’s believed Minsky has left due to creative differences. A Disney spokesperson said: ‘Fans have a sentimental attachment to ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and high expectations for a new series. After filming two episodes, we concluded that we need to move in a different creative direction and are putting a new lens on the show.’
The new show, which ended while Lizzie was in her early teens, will pick up with the titular character about to enter her 30s. As the original series saw Lizzie navigate the ups and downs of being a teenager, the reboot will see her navigate those associated with being an adult.
There will be several familiar elements to the reboot, most notably Lizzie’s 13 year old animated alter-ego. Furthermore, her entire family will be returning as Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas reprise their roles. Plus, Adam Lamberg is returning as Lizzie’s best friend Gordo.
Minsky was originally showrunner and executive producer for the series, with Hilary Duff and Rachel Winter also in executive producer roles. The series is being produced by Salty Pictures Inc in association with Disney Channel.