Hilary Duff is reuniting with several of her original co-stars from her hit Disney Channel sitcom, ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ on the set of the series’ upcoming revival. Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas have signed on to reprise their roles as Jo, Sam and Matt McGuire, while Duff will once again portray the title character on the Disney+ series. Earlier this week, the cast convenes reunited for the first time in 15 years for a read-through of the first episode of the ‘Lizzie McGuire’ revival.
Original ‘Lizzie McGuire’ series creator Terri Minsky will also be returning to the franchise, as showrunner and executive producer. Duff and Rachel Winter are also set to executive-produce the new show, which is a production of Salty Pictures, Inc.
The new story picks up as Lizzie is just about to turn 30. She seemingly has it all: her dream job as an assistant to a fancy New York City decorator, her dream guy and a picturesque Brooklyn apartment. But things aren’t always as they seem. With a little help from her friends, her loving family and her 13-year-old alter-ego in animated form, Lizzie navigates the ups and downs of adulthood.
“We are incredibly excited to bring back one of the most popular Disney Channel series of all time, along with some beloved and familiar faces,” said Ricky Strauss, the president of Content & Marketing for Disney+. “With Terri at the helm, and Hilary, Hallie, Robert and Jake back after all these years, it’s our honor to welcome the McGuire family into the Disney+ family.”
“Just like there is no Lizzie McGuire without Hilary Duff, there is no McGuire family without Hallie, Robert and Jake,” said Gary Marsh, the president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide. “The original series holds a special place in the hearts of so many, and we can’t wait to introduce fans, both old and new, to an older, wiser, yet still perfectly imperfect, Lizzie.”