The Lizzie McGuire reboot is well underway and Disney+ confirmed that fan-favorite character David “Gordo” Gordon is returning to the franchise. Adam Lamberg will reprise his role as a recurring character in the upcoming Disney+ series, which began production earlier this month. Lamberg originated the role of Gordo, Lizzie’s best friend and confidant, whose intelligence, creativity and wry observations about middle school life made him a bit of an outcast – except to his inner circle of friends.
“Gordo was an essential piece of the puzzle to what made the original ‘Lizzie McGuire’ so authentic and beloved,” said Hilary Duff star and executive producer of the series. “I couldn’t imagine the series without him. I can’t wait for fans to see what he’s up to 15 years later and how he fits into Lizzie’s adult world.”
The new “Lizzie McGuire” series catches up with McGuire around her 30th birthday. The official description reads, “She seemingly has it all – her dream job as an assistant to a fancy New York City Interior Designer, her dream guy and a picturesque Brooklyn apartment – but things aren’t always as they seem. With a little help from her old friends and some new ones to come, her well-meaning family and her 13-year-old alter-ego in animated form, Lizzie navigates the ups and downs of adulthood.”
Lamberg and Hilary Duff aren’t the only characters returning for the Lizzie McGuire reboot. The other cast members include Hallie Todd as Jo McGuire, Robert Carradine as Sam McGuire, and Jake Thomas as Matt McGuire. Original “Lizzie McGuire” series creator Terri Minsky returns as showrunner and executive producer. Hilary Duff and Rachel Winter will also executive-produce. Ranada Shepard is the co-executive producer. “Lizzie McGuire” is produced by Salty Pictures, Inc. in association with Disney Channel. The video streaming service put together an announcement video for Gordo, which you can watch below.
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