After Hilary Duff seemed to have shaded Disney+ on social media, news has quickly spread that there’s more drama going on behind scenes of the Lizzie McGuire revival than initially thought.
Back in January, production on the Lizzie McGuire revival came to a halt when the series creator and revival showrunner Terri Minsky was fired after just two episodes were filmed. Now, Hilary Duff’s social media post has many wondering if the revival is going to move forward at all.
The star posted a screenshot of a news headline about Disney+ moving Love, Victor to Hulu. In her post, she wrote “Sounds familiar” over the screenshot — which looks like a clear dig at the streaming service her show was supposed to appear on.
Love, Victor was supposedly deemed not “family-friendly” enough for Disney+, and the Lizzie McGuire revival might be facing the same problem. According to Variety Diff is not too happy with Disney for firing Minsky from the revival.
Duff and Minsky had both wanted to show a more adult version of Lizzie in the revival. Which is reportedly at odds with Disney’s goal to appeal to kids and families instead. Although Disney was said to be initially interested in a more mature version of the show they’ve changed their minds.
A spokesperson for Disney denied that the show isn’t moving forward saying, “We paused production on Lizzie McGuire a few weeks ago to allow time for some creative re-development. 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.”
Minksy had previously stated, “Hilary has a grasp of Lizzie McGuire at 30 that needs to be seen. It’s a wonderful thing to watch. I would love the show to exist, but ideally I would love it if it could be given that treatment of going to Hulu and doing the show that we were doing. That’s the part where I am completely in the dark. It’s important to me that this show was important to people. I felt like I wanted to do a show that was worthy of that kind of devotion.”