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Teen dramas having a revival may not entirely be a good idea but hey, some of them just maybe. We all know that Lizzie McGuire, the teen sitcom which would probably have been on your must-watch list from your childhood days is getting a revival.
And it was a no-brainer that none other than Hilary Duff will be reprising her role as Lizzie but one wondered if there are any other actors from the original cast who will be coming back. Well, here's good news. Lizzie's family, which included her little brother, mother, and father are all coming back.
Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas, who played Lizzie's mother, father and brother respectively will be reprising their characters for the revival. If there are any other actors from the original cast who will be coming or not is still a question.
Picked up straight to series in August, the sequel will revolve around Lizzie (Duff) as she turns 30 and navigates life in New York City. Here's the official logline: Lizzie 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.
"Just like there is no Lizzie McGuire without Hilary Duff, there is no McGuire family without Hallie, Robert, and Jake," said Gary Marsh, president, and chief creative officer, 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."
Original series creator Terri Minsky will serve as showrunner on the live-action scripted comedy. Duff and Rachel Winter will also exec produce. Ranada Shepard will co-exec produce the series, which hails from Salty Pictures.
“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, president, Content & Marketing, 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.”