Variety reported in February that the reason Minsky left the project was because she and Duff wanted to create an “adult version” of the beloved tween show, but Disney was looking to keep it kid-friendly.
That month, Duff said it would be a “disservice” to tell the story of her adult character with a PG rating.
“Was incredibly excited to launch ‘Lizzie’ on D+ and my passion remains!” the actress wrote in a statement on Instagram. “However, I feel a huge responsibility to honor the fans’ relationship with LIZZIE who, like me, grew up seeing themselves in her. I’d be 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.”
“It’s important to me that just as her experiences as a preteen/teenager navigating life were authentic, her next chapters are equally as real and relatable,” Duff added. “It would be a dream if Disney would let us move the show to Hulu, if they were interested, and I could bring this beloved character to life again.”
A Disney spokesperson previously said that the company's "goal is to resume production and to tell an authentic story that connects to the millions who are emotionally invested in the character, and a new generation of viewers too."
According to sources in Variety’s report, however, it is “unlikely” for the project to move forward on Disney+.
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