Fear not Lizzie McGuire fans, for Gordo is indeed back in the picture. E! News can confirm Adam Lamberg is returning to the Lizzie McGuire fold for the new Disney+ revival sequel series.
“Gordo was an essential piece of the puzzle to what made the original Lizzie McGuire so authentic and beloved,” Hilary Duff, star and executive producer of the series, said in a statement. “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.”
Lamberg played David “Gordo” Gordon, one of Lizzie’s best friends in middle school, in the original series. In addition to Duff and Lamberg, the returning cast members previously announced include Hallie Todd as Jo McGuire, Robert Carradine as Sam McGuire and Jake Thomas as Matt McGuire. Duff is on board as executive producer alongside original series creator Terri Minsky.
The new Lizzie McGuire picks up with the titular character about to turn 30. She’s living her best life with a dream job—assistant to a fancy New York City interior designer—has her dream guy and a picturesque apartment in Brooklyn, but things aren’t always as they seem on the outside. Yep, it seems Lizzie McGuire’s going through a quarter-life crisis. With help from new and old friends, her family and her 13-year-old animated alter-ego, Lizzie is now navigating adulthood the best she can.
After Lizzie McGuire ended in 2004, Lamberg went onto appear in 2005’s When Do We Eat? and 2008’s Beautiful Loser. The new Lizzie McGuire will be his first on-screen credited role in more than 10 years.
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