Following the news that Disney has paused production of the revival of the popular series for Disney Plus, “Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff is asking that the series be moved to Hulu. Reports have revealed that Disney and original showrunner Terri Minsky disagreed about the direction of the upcoming revial with Disney reportedly feeling that the first two episodes filmed were too mature.
Disney wants the series to be more for kids and families while Duff and Minsky want to offer a more adult themed series depicting the character of Lizzie dealing with life in her early thirties. In a statement posted to her Instagram Hilary Duff calls for the new series to be moved to Hulu.
“Was incredibly excited to launch ‘Lizzie’ on D+ and my passion remains! However, I feel a huge responsibility to honor the fans’ relationship with LIZZIE who, like me, grew up seeing themselves in her,” Duff wrote in the Instagram post.
“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. It’s important to me that just as her experiences as a preteen / teenager navigating life were authentic, her next chapters are equally as real and relatable. It would be a dream if Disney would let us move the show to Hulu, if they were interested, and I could bring this beloved character to life again.”
You can view the full statement below: