By Zach Johnson
This is what dreams are made of, Lizzie McGuire fans! Disney+ just announced that Adam Lamberg will reprise his fan-favorite role as David “Gordo” Gordon, a recurring character in the upcoming Disney+ series. Lamberg originated the role of Lizzie’s best friend in the Disney Channel series, where Gordo’s intelligence, creativity, and wry observations about middle school life made him a bit of an outcast—except to his BFFs.
“Gordo was an essential piece of the puzzle to what made the original Lizzie McGuire so authentic and beloved. I couldn’t imagine the series without him,” said Hilary Duff, star and executive producer of the highly anticipated Disney+ series. “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.”
To celebrate the news, Disney+ shared a photo of Duff and Lamberg reunited on set. The new Lizzie McGuire story picks up as the titular character is just about to turn 30. She seemingly has it all—her dream job as an assistant to a fancy New York City decorator, her dream guy, and a picturesque Brooklyn apartment—but things aren’t always as they seem. With a little help from her friends, her loving family, and her 13-year-old alter-ego in animated form, Lizzie navigates the ups and downs of adulthood.
Production on the series began earlier this month. As previously announced, original cast members Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas will be reprising their roles as Jo McGuire, Sam McGuire, and Matt McGuire, respectively. Original Lizzie McGuire series creator Terri Minsky returns as showrunner and is an executive producer with Duff and Rachel Winter. Ranada Shepard is the co-executive producer.
News of Disney+’s Lizzie McGuire series was first announced at D23 Expo 2019.
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