'90s kids around the world rejoiced recently, when Hilary Duff took to the stage at the D23 Expo to announce the revival of her hit Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire. And they're not the only ones who are excited.
Hilary herself is JUST as pumped about revisiting the role that made her famous, calling the response to the news "insane."
"I'm so excited too as a fan," Hilary tells Entertainment Weekly, adding, "The response has been insane. We're back. The band's back together!"
The original series aired from 2001 to 2004, and saw 13-year-old Lizzie navigate the corridors of middle school, alongside her best friends Miranda and Gordo.
The series wrapped up with the iconic Lizzie McGuire Movie, where our favourite gal went on a school trip to Italy and accidentally became a major pop star. So, where is Lizzie today?
Hilary tells Good Morning America that Lizzie will be 30 when the revival picks up. She's living her best life in New York City, working as an apprentice for an interior designer and she's got a "cute" Brooklyn apartment and a "gorgeous" fiancé. You might say she's thirty, flirty and thriving.
"She has a gorgeous fiancé who is this chef at this cool Soho restaurant," she says of the first episode. "She has a cute little apartment in Brooklyn and everything is going her way and she's celebrating her 30th birthday with all of her friends."
But, things won't go Lizzie's way for long. Lizzie "gets some pretty big news at the end of the episode," and things are sure to change for her.
Fortunately, Lizzie will still have her cartoon mini-me to narrate her life's toughest and most cringe-worthy moments! And, she'll still be 13 years old, wearing a pink tank top and blue jeans. Some things never change...
The original cast reunited on-set in October, in what will eventually become the McGuire's living room.
Hilary shared a snap with the whole family: her parents Sam (Robert Carradine) and Jo (Hallie Todd), and her little brother Matt (Jake Thomas).
"We are standing in what will soon be the McGuire living room," Lizzie writes in the caption. "What's up fam. We doin this!"
Just a short while later, in late November, Disney confirmed that Adam Lamberg would be returning to his role as Gordo!
Hilary took to Instagram to celebrate the news, sharing a photo of herself as Lizzie, standing alongside her on-screen BFF.
"I feel so basic saying something that's been shouted at me almost my whole life buuuut......hey now, hey now," the actress captioned the photo.
The Lizzie McGuire revival is slated to premiere on Disney's new streaming service, Disney Plus, though an official date is yet to be confirmed.
Disney+ launched in Australia on November 19, and will set users back $8.99AUD per month or $89.99 per year.
The new streaming service, set to rival the likes of Netflix and Stan, will be home to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Along with the classic hits, Disney+ will stream new programs, like the Lizzie McGuire revival, and movies, such as the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp.
We can't WAIT to have Lizzie back on our screens once more.
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