The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Pilot Apparently Navigated Sex & Cheating But Not With Italian Paolo
We all squirmed with excitement to see our favourite early-2000s yellow haired Lizzie and her cartoon inner-monologue grace our screens as a 30-something-year-old, but in January, dreams were crushed.
Nay, it was not “what dreams are made of”.
The original cast got back together and shot two episodes in the can before the project was put on pause, and now we’ve got some juicy deets.
The creator and showrunner Terri Minsky left the project citing creative differences with Disney and it looks like it’s got something to do with the more adult themes Terri was trying to tackle.
Lead actress Hilary Duff backed up this evidence by taking to Instagram to plead with Disney to move the show to Hulu in order to traverse more mature plotlines.
“I’d be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30 year old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating,” she wrote.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney+ has cited to be “on the edgy side of PG-13”, only its programming choices are yet to reflect that.
The publication has also gotten its hands on the pilot script, saying that sex and a cheating scandal are central to the first episode.
And come on, as if grown-up Lizzie isn’t going to be navigating these pretty obvious facets of an adult life… It would be downright weird if she was still attending high school and gallivanting after Paolo in Rome, right?
In late February, Disney+ released a statement saying, “Our goal is to resume production and to tell an authentic story that connects to the millions who are emotionally invested in the character, and a new generation of viewers too.”
So the reboot hasn’t been shoved into the trash can! You can still hold on to getting your grown-up Lizzie fix.
Fingers are crossed it’ll be back up and running soon!
- Tait McGregor
Main Image Credit: Licensed by Getty
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