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‘Lizzie McGuire’ Writer Reveals the Fate of Lizzie’s BFF Miranda

‘Lizzie McGuire’ Writer Reveals the Fate of Lizzie’s BFF Miranda

There are a lot of Lizzie McGuire fans who are interested in which direction a reboot would have gone on TV. Well, the reboot didn’t get off the ground. Back in 2020, show creator Terri Minsky bowed out after dealing with Disney+. A Disney spokesperson said that they had “to move in a different direction creatively.”

What, though, would have been some key elements in the Lizzie McGuire reboot? And what about looking at Lizzie’s good friend Miranda? Where was that relationship going to go? Thankfully, fans are getting some answers to those pressing questions.

Writer Jonathan Hurwitz has been dishing out some details through TikTok videos. Hurwitz, who was a part of the reboot writing staff, opened up on Jan. 22 about Miranda and her time with Lizzie, E News reports.

Writer For ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Speaks Out

“We didn’t want fans of the original to feel like we’d abandoned that Miranda-Lizzie relationship,” Hurwitz said. “So we were absolutely planning a storyline for her. We talked a lot about adult Miranda, and her being a musician was part of the discussion, so someone who’s on tour with a band.

“Her being queer was also part of the discussion, so you likely would have met the woman she was in a relationship with.” Due to that issue, Disney might have nixed the reboot because of it.

Hurwitz, in an earlier TikTok video, talked about where an adult Lizzie would be now. Of course, Hilary Duff played Lizzie in the series. He said that Lizzie would now want to be called by her full name, Elizabeth. According to the storyline, McGuire put up a successful run as an interior designer in New York City.

But a relationship that didn’t work out sends Lizzie back to her hometown. “She, at the end of the pilot, goes home to California—to the home we all saw in the original show,” Hurwitz said. “And she’s in her childhood bedroom where little animated Lizzie has been waiting for her.”

Hilary Duff Spoke Out About TV Show

Back in 2020, Duff offered her thoughts about the Disney+ series. She said via an Instagram post that it would have been “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.

“I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today,” Duff wrote. “It’s what the character deserves. We can all take a moment to mourn the amazing woman she would have been and the adventures we would have taken with her.”

Other ideas for a Lizzie McGuire reboot included having Gordo get engaged. Meanwhile, Ethan Craft finds himself single.

The original series ran for two seasons, featuring Duff, Lalaine, Adam Lamberg, Jake Thomas, and Hallie Todd. Reportedly, the show ended after just two seasons over contract negotiations between Duff and Disney. There was The Lizzie McGuire Movie that came out in 2003 during the show’s second season.