The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Revival Is Bringing Back All the Original Actors to Play Lizzie’s Family

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If you were a ’90s kid, chances are you tuned in to watch Lizzie McGuire on Disney channel. The show, which ran for 2 long seasons, was a firm favorite and undoubtedly one of the most popular teen shows of its time.

And now, fifteen years on, it seems we’ll be seeing a more grown-up Lizzie on our screens again as a Lizzie McGuire reboot is officially happening.

The reboot is set to drop on Disney’s upcoming streaming platform, Disney +, and as you can imagine, fans were thrilled that Hilary Duff would be reprising her titular role.

But it seems the news just keeps getting better and better, as the whole of the McGuire gang will be returning to screens – original cast members Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas are set to reprise their roles as Jo, Sam, and Matt McGuire for the sequel series and we’re honestly losing our minds.

Keep scrolling to get all the details on the much-anticipated reboot.

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Because Hilary Duff dropped some potentially amazing information about the future of the show!

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She had just graduated from school, and made a splash in Italy!

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You’ve gotta love the way Lizzie went to Italy, fell for a pop star, found out he was a fraud, teamed up with his co-star who conveniently looked just like her, and did an amazing duet in front of thousands!

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Have you ever wondered what happened next in the life of our teen idol?

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In a recent interview, Hilary confirmed that the idea of a Lizzie McGuire reboot was definitely being explored.

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“There’s been some conversations,” Duff said. “It’s definitely not a go. I don’t want to get everyone wild talking about it.”

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Because how great would that be?!

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Basically, the reboot would follow Lizzie in her current adult life, after the events of the movie (because we can’t have Lizzie McGuire without Lizzie herself, Hilary Duff!)

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She was asked where she thought Lizzie would be at this point in her life. “I’m racking my brain,” she said. “I don’t think she’s a mom yet, but she might be getting there soon.”

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“I mean I love her so much. I think she was so important to girls at an important time in their life. If she could be important to them again at this age, I think that would be amazing.”

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For the kids back then (the young adults of today), Lizzie McGuire was all about the best and the hardest parts of adolescence—and it helped us deal with our own lives!

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How could they not be? 

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15 years, in fact. Bring on the revival!

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All the old Lizzie McGuire fans are grown up too—and in the same place she would be if the revival happened.

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And with this fan reaction, maybe whoever calls the shots will see what a great idea this is.

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Lizzie, Gordo, and Miranda were the cutest!

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It’s like ‘Avengers Assemble,’ but with millennials.

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Because plenty of fans are ready to go into full binge mode over this.

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Some fans are even happy with a private reunion…but let’s be honest, we really want that show.

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Because some suggested that her current character is pretty similar to Lizzie already!

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Because, yeah, people also really love Gordo.

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Because while Hilary Duff still acts and Lalaine (Miranda) is an actress and musician, Adam Lamberg (Gordo) has retired from the public eye.

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This has the makings of a heartwarming holiday film.

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It always goes back to Gordo, doesn’t it?

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Because the magic of Lizzie McGuire has infiltrated even our subconscious.

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Then again, we’d probably listen to that song even without this talk of a revival.

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It seems so real now!

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When asked by The Wrap last year, Lizzie McGuire creator Terri Minsky said, “I would do it in a heartbeat.”

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Minsky added, “Somebody else has to want to do it and make it happen, but I certainly try to let the involved parties know, ‘if anybody’s interested, hi!’ I would absolutely do it.”

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But it seems we’ve finally had confirmation.

A Lizzie McGuire reboot is officially happening and is said to drop on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney +.

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“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,” explained Ricky Strauss, president, Content & Marketing, Disney +.  

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“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,” Insider reports.

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Yep, you read that right. As well as Duff, original cast members Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas are set to reprise their roles as Jo, Sam and Matt McGuire for the sequel series.  

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The cast shared this snap on Instagram.

There’s no official release date yet so we’ll have to await more details on that one. We can’t wait to see an all-grown-up McGuire navigate the chaos of adult life.  

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