‘LIZZIE MCGUIRE’ Reboot Writer Reveals Adult Themes … Here’s Why It Was Scrapped

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The “Lizzie McGuire” reboot was definitely not for kids — something we’re finding out in more detail … now that one of its writers is revealing the secrets.

Jonathan Hurwitz — who was working on the show for Disney at the time — went on TikTok to explain what they were writing, and what annoyed the Mouse House about the plot points. Basically, he says they were writing about a 30-year-old woman doing adult things … which were not always PG-rated.

Take a look at his highlights of things they were making Lizzie do in their return season — he says Hilary Duff would’ve been living it up in NYC … working as an interior designer while living with her handsome chef BF — who’d betray her with her BFF.

In their scrapped script, they had it where Lizzie then moved in with her parents in Cali … where she’d reconnect with Gordo … who’s got some big surprises for her — he’s engaged with a baby on the way!

Jon said that Lizzie would’ve gotten a text from her old high school crush, Ethan … and later crossed him off her “to-do” list after waking up in his bed — something he says that really annoyed the family-oriented people at Disney. No sex, please!

Two episodes had been shot before Disney+ canceled the project following creative conflicts between the streamer and Hilary … which was quite dramatic when it occurred.

Hilary revealed the decision on IG in Jan 2020 … saying she wanted the reboot to be a genuine depiction of who Lizzie would’ve been today — anything else would’ve been a disrespect to her. It seems like Jon agrees with that … noting, Disney wasn’t on board.

Of course, it’s heartbreaking that adult Lizzie never got the reboot she deserved … but perhaps nothing’s more disappointing, than finding out Gordo never ended up with her after all those years

What a missed opportunity

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Esme Mazzeo

Esme Mazzeo joined usnewsdaily in 2023 as a writer-editor on the weekend team. She previously served as an entertainment reporter at Business Insider specializing in TV and covering shows like Grey's Anatomy, Sister Wives and Virgin River.Esme has over a decade of experience covering entertainment, lifestyle and cultural news.
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