'Lizzie McGuire' reboot: All the OG characters we wish to see make a comeback in the Disney+ show
A list of ‘Lizzie McGuire’ OG characters, we wish to see in the forthcoming installment and how their presence in an adult Lizzie's life is going to impact the new story
Ever since it was announced that Disney's comedy teen-drama 'Lizzie McGuire' was returning in the form of a reboot, fans have been rooting for the return of some of their favorite OG characters, who have gotten strongly imprinted on our minds despite the show having ended a long time ago.
The original series created by Terry Minsky featured several interesting characters, who each had their own way to entertain the viewers with their iconic comical chops and quirks.
Although the original creator chose to exit the series being made under Disney Plus owing to creative differences and the reboot is facing a hiccup, 'Lizzie McGuire' fans couldn't stop thinking about the characters they wish to see in the reboot series and how their role is going to play out in the new plotline.
Therefore, we decided to put together a list of 'Lizzie McGuire' OG characters, we wish to see in the forthcoming installment when its made. Also, a look at how their presence in an adult Lizzie's life is going to impact the new story.
Ms Angela Ungermeyer
For the uninitiated, Ms Angela Ungermeyer was the chaperone who appeared in the 'Lizzie McGuire' movie, a super-organized diligent teacher who made sure Lizzie and friends didn't get into any trouble during their school trip to Rome. Bringing her back in the reboot would not only offer the series a new character, but her relationship with a grown-up Lizzie would also make for an interesting watch.
Any 'Lizzie McGuire' fan would remember Killridge Junior High School's gym teacher Coach Kelly, who was given several nicknames by her pupils, including "The Evil Sorceress of PE" and "Queen of the Gym-nauseum", as Lizzie called her. The role which was essayed by Dot Marie-Jones was one a kind back in time, whose return in the reboot would definitely add an edge to the story. However, since Lizzie would be navigating her life as an adult, her opinion of Coach Kelly may have changed, but the feeling which was driven by the latter's reign of terror might take a lifetime to overcome.
Could any story be interesting in the lack of an antagonist? Similarly, the 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot would also seem incomplete without Paolo, the bad boy from the original movie, who enlists Lizzie to make his evil plan come true, only to be exposed in the end.
Well, Lizzie is a grown-up now and so is Paolo. Perhaps, he is over his phase of being a scumbag and comes crosses paths with Lizzie, thus rekindling their relationship?
Asked if Paolo would be roped in to play the OG role in the reboot, Hilary Duff responded, "There were plans for a lot of people to be in the show. So, I already know some of those things but I don't know about Paolo. I think she'd probably be pretty mad to see him."
Digby Sellers aka Mr Dig was Lizzie's dope yet laidback substitute teacher who raved about had some great life lessons to offer. While everybody thought he was a bluff master who took pride in educating stars like Frankie Muniz and Christina Aguilera, Lizzie thought his knowledge about existence was useful even when it wasn’t limited to academics. Maybe, Mr Dig has a lot to offer Lizzie that could help her navigate adulthood more skilfully.
Larry Tudgeman III
Larry Tudgeman III, the typical nerd, who is deposed by the majority for his profound knowledge and involvement in the school activities. Larry's role played an important role in the origin series as he was constantly competing to be on the top, steering away from the usual high school chaos loft in his own accomplishments. It would be rather interesting to watch where Larry stands in life as an adult, should be brought back in the series.
How could we have Larry back and not Claire? His rival in the chase for the position of Class President and Head Cheerleader and yearbook editor. She also ensured Kate and Lizzie’s friendship fell apart, thus making for a highly interesting character. Perhaps, her return in the reboot could offer Lizzie a tough competition in the present day, still driven by teenage jealousy.