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The “Lizzie McGuire” reboot is not going to happen.

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Hilary Duff, who starred in the lead role in the Disney Channel series from 2001 to 2004, made the announcement Wednesday on Instagram, saying “I’ve been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life.”

“I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere tyring to make a reboot work but, sadly and despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to happen,” Duff said in her post. “I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today. It’s what the character deserves.”

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“‘Lizzie McGuire’ fans have high expectations for any new stories,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement. “Unless and until we are confident we can meet those expectations, we’ve decided to hold off and today, we informed the cast’s representatives that we are not moving forward with the planned series.”

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In addition to Duff, original series stars Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd, Adam Lamberg and Robert Carradine were all set to return for the series revival, US magazine reported.

The revival of the series had been in the works since 2019, but production stopped in January 2020 when Terri Minsky, the show’s creator, was removed from the crew, Variety reported. Disney officials, in making the announcement, said the show was headed “in a different creative direction” than planned.