The "Lizzie McGuire" Reboot's First Episode Featured Sex And A Cheating Scandal
"Our goal is to resume production and to tell an authentic story."
The road to rebooting Lizzie McGuire hasn't been the easiest.
When news first broke in August that Lizzie would be officially returning to our screens, fans were elated...
And it soon turned into a guessing game of which original characters would make an appearance on the show.
But things quickly changed when the series' showrunner, Terri Minsky (the original Lizzie McGuire creator), was fired from the show after just two episodes due to creative differences.
Apparently, Disney wanted to portray Lizzie in a way that would appeal to children and families, while Terri and Hilary hoped to show a more mature Lizzie that reflected her 30-year-old age.
Two weeks ago, Hilary broke her silence on the issue, admitting that she'd "be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old's journey."
She also pushed for the series to move to Hulu, like other shows Disney+ removed from its streaming service for not being "family friendly," like High Fidelity and the Love, Simon spinoff Love, Victor.
Little was revealed about what specific plot details weren't "family friendly." Well, The Hollywood Reporter read the script of the first episode of the Lizzie McGuire revival. They confirmed the first episode featured sex and themes of cheating.
This doesn't seem too far off from ideas Hilary originally had for the reboot:
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. 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.