Back in Agust 2019, when Hilary Duff had announced the revival of her much-loved Disney character, Lizzie McGuire, fans had been beyond themselves with excitement at seeing the actress reprising the role. But the hopes of millions seem to be doomed for the production of this upcoming Disney+ series has been halted after just shooting two episodes and the showrunners are planning to “putting a new lens” on the show now.

The revival of the show was announced by Duff herself at the Disney Plus’s D23 Expo event in August 2019. Just a few months ago, Hilary Duff had spoken at length with E! News about how her character of Lizzie McGuire has inspired her.

"For me, coming back when she's 30 and she's not in a marriage, and she's not having a baby, and she's not doing all the things that I have already done in my life — that story is really exciting for me,” she had shared. "I think to myself, 'Where can we go? What are the struggles of a 30-year-old right now? What are the pressures that life throws in front of a woman who is 30 and doesn't have all those things yet?' And, for me, that's Lizzie McGuire."

But now, the chances of getting to witness the journey of a 30-year-old Lizzie McGuire are bleak

News is that the creator and showrunner of the original series, Terri Minsky has stepped away from her role as showrunner on the upcoming revival of the series for Disney Plus.

“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.” And as of now, a new showrunner for the show hasn’t been chosen.

As per the previously released official synopsis of the new “Lizzie McGuire”, Hilary Duff’s title character will be just about to turn 30. This grown-up version will be seen struggling yet somehow navigating the perils and perks of adulthood while being aided by her old friends, some new ones, her well-meaning family, as well as her 13-year-old alter-ego in animated form.