Stop Everything, Lizzie McGuire's Original Family Will Be In The Reboot
As soon as the Lizzie McGuire reboot series on Disney+ was announced, fans all had one major question: How much of the original cast will be included? Of course, Lizzie McGuire herself, Hilary Duff, is definitely coming back to play the titular role, and now fans have gotten word that even more of the original cast will be joining in. The Lizzie McGuire reboot cast includes all of Lizzie's family, so the new show will look pretty familiar to longtime fans.
Disney+ announced on Thursday that Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas would all reprise their roles as Jo, Sam, and Matt McGuire, respectively. The McGuires reunited for a table read of the pilot episode and graced fans with the most adorable family photo. Duff posted the McGuire family photo on Instagram and wrote: "We are standing in what will soon be the McGuire living room. What’s up fam. We doin' this."
Todd also took to Instagram to celebrate with a post of her own:
"Just like there is no Lizzie McGuire without Hilary Duff, there is no McGuire family without Hallie, Robert, and Jake," Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement. "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."
In the original Lizzie McGuire series, which ran on the Disney Channel from 2001 to 2004, the McGuires' home was a major set piece, since Lizzie was a tween who lived with her parents. However, the reboot takes place years later, with Lizzie as a 30-year-old adult. So it'll be interesting to see how Lizzie's family and her family's home will factor into the reboot.
The show's official synopsis reads:
The new story picks up as Lizzie McGuire 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.
The original series creator Terri Minksy is helming the reboot as the showrunner, which is a good sign that the show will have the same vibe as its early-2000s predecessor. There's no word yet on if any other original cast members will also be joining the reboot. In the original series, Lizzie spent a ton of her time with her besties Gordo (Adam Lamberg) and Miranda (LaLaine), so it would probably make a lot of fans happy to see them come back. Some might even say it would be "what dreams are made of."