Hilary Duff Reveals The Lizzie McGuire Reboot Has Been Cancelled
Hilary Duff has broken fans' hearts around the world after confirming the Lizzie McGuire reboot has been cancelled.
A year and a half after the revival movie of the beloved Disney character was announced it's been revealed that it's been put on the shelf.
In a message to her Instagram followers, Duff explained her heartache at the project being binned.
"I've been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life. She has made such a lasting impact on many, including myself. To see the fans' loyalty and love for her, to this day, means so much to me," she said.
"We can all take a moment to mourn the amazing woman she would have been and the adventures we would have taken with her. I'm very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars just didn't align. Hey now, this is what 2020's made of."
"I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work but, sadly & despite everyone's best efforts, it isn't going to happen."
This was followed up with a statement from Disney, who was planning on broadcasting the reboot special on its streaming service.
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A spokesperson for the Mickey Mouse corporation said: "Lizzie McGuire' fans have high expectations for any new stories. Unless and until we are confident we can meet those expectations, we've decided to hold off and today, we informed the cast's representatives that we are not moving forward with the planned series."
Understandably, it's caused a lot of heartache with fans around the world.
One person said: "Release one episode and let the viewers decide."
Another wrote: "I don't watch that much TV and this is THE ONLY show I was looking forward to watch!! She was willing, the cast was up to it, what else would you need to make it work. I'm sooo sad!! This is soooo wrong!"
However some people backed the decision to can the project if it wasn't going to live up to what viewers were hoping for.
A dedicated Lizzie McGuire fan said on social media: "If Lizzie wasn't moving in a direction thats authentic to the character's progression and story, then i completely understand why Hilary couldn't be in agreement with what they were doing. Can't say they didn't try at least."
This is certainly not what dreams are made of.
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