The McGuires are back, people. 15 years after their last script-reading, the gang's all together again.
Disney+, a new streaming destination for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, announced two months ago that the production house was all set to reboot hit teen TV show, Lizzie McGuire. Now, they've announced that the whole McGuire family will return to reprise their roles as Lizzie's, that is, Hilary Duff's, family members, PEOPLE Magazine reports. Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas will return as mommy McGuire Jo, goofy dad Sam, and annoying little brother Matt, respectively. Honestly, we're so hyped that we can hardly hold on to all our butterfly clips.
Ricky Strauss, Disney+ president of content and marketing affirmed in an official statement, "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. With Terri 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." Terri Minsky is the show's original creator, who will also be returning for the reboot. The announcement was made on Thursday, October 24, to literally every Lizzie fangirl's delight. Would a reboot even be complete without Lizzie's heartwarming relationship with her mother, Matt's hilarious but irritating pranks, and her dad's cute little goof-ups? Of course not.
Disney+ first announced the reboot during the D23 Expo convention held earlier this year in August, revealing that the show would revolve around Lizzie's life and challenges as a 30-year-old millennial living in New York City. Duff was obviously ecstatic to be part of the project. She said on stage once the reboot was confirmed, "The good news is, just like me and everybody who loved Lizzie and has grown up with her, Lizzie’s also grown up. She’s older, she’s wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget, which is super exciting. She has her dream job. She has kind of perfect life right now."
The actress also revealed more details about what viewers can expect from the show. "She’s working as an apprentice to a fancy New York City decorator," she said. "She has her dream guy, who owns a cool SoHo restaurant. She has her dream apartment in Brooklyn. And she’s getting ready to celebrate her 30th birthday." Finally, Duff confirmed that Lizzie's alter ago, animated Lizzie, would be incorporated into the series as well. She shared, "She is still dealing with that 13-year-old no-holds-barred animated Lizzie that’s constantly babbling in her adult Lizzie head. So she has to deal with that. But I think that’s what’s going to make it really special." This really is what dreams are made of, y'all.