Disney+'s Proud Family Revival Will Include Guest Appearances From Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and More
Disney+'s The Proud Family revival, titled The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, is about to be a star-studded series. In honor of the original show's 20th anniversary on Wednesday, the streamer announced a handful of musicians, actors, and personalities who will be making guest appearances on the revival, and we're amazed by the roster list. In addition to appearances from stars like Lil Nas X, Lizzo, and Normani, the series will also see the return of many familiar faces from the original, including Kyla Pratt as main character Penny Proud. We still have a while to go before the revival officially hits Disney+, but in the meantime, you can catch up all on the details we know ahead. And if you're feeling especially nostalgic, you can rewatch the original series, which is streaming on Disney+ right now.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Plot
According to Disney+'s official tagline, the revival picks up the story of central character Penny Proud and her family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and grandmother Suga Mama. Based on the photos shared in February, everyone is slightly older in the new series.
When Kyla Pratt, aka the voice of Penny Proud, talked with POPSUGAR in February, she teased that the revival is going to be "amazing" for old fans and new ones. "The people who loved watching the original will absolutely love watching the [revival]," she said. "And it's going to introduce it to people who hadn't seen the original! I love it because we're talking about things that animated shows normally don't talk about, and I think that's something that we need."
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Cast
Many of the original cast are set to return, including Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, JoMarie Payton as Suga Mama, Cedric the Entertainer as Uncle Bobby, Carlos Mencia as Felix Boulevardez, Maria Canals-Barrera as Sunset Boulevardez, Alvaro Gutierrez as Papi, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer, and Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez.
A handful of stars will be joining the show as recurring voices, including Keke Palmer as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins; Billy Porter as Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins; Zachary Quinto as Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins; EJ Johnson as Michael Collins; Asante Blackk as Penny's boyfriend, Kareem; artist "A Boogie wit da Hoodie" Dubose as Maya's gamer brother, Francis "KG" Leibowitz-Jenkins; Raquel Lee Bolleau as Nubia Gross; and Marcus T. Paulk as Penny's classmate Myron.
On Sept. 15, Disney+ also shared a star-studded guest-voice roster, including Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Chance the Rapper, Normani, Leslie Odom Jr., Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Debbie Allen, James Pickens Jr., Courtney B. Vance, Jane Lynch, Marsai Martin, Jaden Smith, Glynn Turman, Lamorne Morris, Brenda Song, Tina Knowles, Eva Longoria, Holly Robinson Peete, Al Roker, Bretman Rock, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Dominique Dawes, and many more.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Release Date
Though an official release date hasn't been announced yet, the series is set to premiere in 2022.