‘Lizzie McGuire’ Creator Terri Minsky Out as Showrunner for Disney+ Revival

Production is on hiatus while Disney looks for a new showrunner

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“Lizzie McGuire” creator Terri Minsky is leaving as showrunner for the upcoming Disney+ revival.

“Fans have a sentimental attachment to ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and high expectations for a new series,” said a Disney spokesperson. “After filming two episodes, we concluded that we need to move in a different creative direction and are putting a new lens on the show.”

Production on the show, which is scheduled to premiere this year, is now on hiatus while Disney looks for a new showrunner. Minsky created the original version that ran on Disney Channel for 65 episodes between 2001 and 2004.

The new “Lizzie McGuire” will pick up as Lizzie (Series star Hillary Duff) is just about to turn 30. Per Disney, “She seemingly has it all – her dream job as an assistant to a fancy New York City Interior Designer, her dream guy and a picturesque Brooklyn apartment – but things aren’t always as they seem. With a little help from her old friends and some new ones to come, her well-meaning family and her 13-year-old alter-ego in animated form, Lizzie navigates the ups and downs of adulthood.”

Along with Duff, fellow returning stars include Adam Lamberg, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas.

The news was first reported by Variety.