It’s been a few months since we first found out about Disney’s upcoming reboot of your favourite Disney Channel sitcom, Lizzie McGuire. Just weeks out from the launch of Disney’s new streaming platform, Disney+, the mouse has revealed that all of Lizzie’s original family will rejoin Hillary Duff in the new series.
“A picture perfect fam! Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas will reprise their roles as Jo, Sam, and Matt McGuire with Hilary Duff in #LizzieMcGuire, an all-new #DisneyPlus series coming soon.”, the Disney+ Instagram account posted.
It’s been just shy of 16 years since the original two seasons of Lizzie McGuire wrapped up (also OMG we cannot believe it was just two), and that means Jake Thomas, who plays Lizzie’s brother Matt is twice as old as he was during the original series.
Joining Jake and Hillary Duff will be Lizzie’s parents, Jo McGuire (Hallie Todd) and Sam McGuire (Robert Carradine).
“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,” Ricky Strauss, Disney+’s President of Content and Marketing, said in a statement. “With [original series creator Terri Minsky] 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.”
We don’t know the fate of Lizzie’s other regulars like Gordo (Adam Lamberg) and Miranda (LaLaine), but fingers crossed they’ll make an appearance in the new show!