Lizzie McGuire's forthcoming sequel series at Disney+ is staging a full-fledged family reunion.
The streamer revealed Thursday that Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas have all been locked in to reprise their roles from the original series.
Hilary Duff will, once again, take on the title role.
According to the synopsis, “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 ran on Disney Channel from 2001 to 2004, paving the way for a big-screen movie that took the character all the way to Italy.
“We are incredibly excited to bring back one of the most popular Disney Channel series of all time along with some beloved and familiar faces,” Ricky Strauss, President of Content & Marketing for Disney+ said in a statement.
“With [original series creator Terri Minsky] at the helm and Hilary, Hallie, Robert, and Jake back after all these years, it’s our honor to welcome the McGuire family into the Disney+ family.”
“Just like there is no Lizzie McGuire without Hilary Duff, there is no McGuire family without Hallie, Robert, and Jake,” added Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide.
“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.”
At this moment in time, there's no telling whether other cast members are on board, but it would be great to get Adam Lamberg back as Lizzie's BFF Gordo, as well as LaLaine as Miranda.
Time will tell, but given that this is a sequel series, it seems we may be about to meet a lot of characters from the OG series.
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Disney+ launches Tuesday, November 12, with Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series kicking things off on the scripted TV front.
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