Variety is reporting that original series creator Terri Minsky is stepping away from her showrunner and executive producer role on the highly anticipared series.
“Fans have a sentimental attachment to Lizzie McGuire and high expectations for a new series,” a Disney spokesperson explained.
“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.”
Creative differences are not uncommon when shows are early into production, but losing the showrunner and executive producer this early is not a good sign.
Minsky steered the TV series during its original 2001-04 Disney Channel run, so her exit this early into the process is surprising.
Lizzie McGuire is part of Disney Channel royalty after becoming one of the most popular series in the network's history.