SALT LAKE CITY — Hilary Duff will return to the role of Lizzie McGuire in a new Disney Plus series.
Duff and Disney announced the release of the series at the D23 Expo on Friday. The show will be a sequel series that ran on the Disney Channel during the early 2000s.
The original “Lizzie McGuire” series centered around a quirky teenager named Lizzie, who tried to survive high school. The show included Lizzie narrating over the events of the show. It also inspired a film called “The Lizzie McGuire Movie.”
“Lizzie is also a grown-up,” Duff said on stage, according to Polygon. “She’s older, she’s wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget. She has her dream job. She has kinda the perfect life right now.”
In the new show, Lizzie will be an interior decorator living in New York City. Duff said Lizzie will have her “dream guy” who has a restaurant in SoHo and she will have her dream apartment in Brooklyn.
The show will kick off as she prepares to celebrate her 30th birthday. Lizzie will be living her perfect life.
And yes, she will have her alter ego (an inner monologue version of herself) to deal with.
“She is still dealing with that 13-year-old no-holds-barred animated Lizzie that’s constantly babbling in her adult Lizzie head,” she said, according to People magazine. “So she has to deal with that. But I think that’s what’s going to make it really special.”
It’s unclear when the new series will drop.