Disney+ has revealed that there will be at least one new character for the upcoming Disney+ The Proud Family revival series.
Multihyphenate Keke Palmer has joined as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, described by Disney+ as a 14-year-old activist.
There’s a new girl coming to town! Prepare to fall in love with 14-year-old activist Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, voiced by @KekePalmer, from the upcoming Original Series, #TheProudFamily: #LouderAndProuder, coming soon to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/JkdVevFuQI
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 6, 2020
The official description of the revival series: Picking up the story of its central character Penny Proud, the new series will also include her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and her grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). Of course, it would not be “The Proud Family” without Penny’s loyal crew Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez and Zoey Howzer, among others.
Cast members reprising their roles are: Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, Jo Marie Payton as Suga Mama, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer and Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez. Cedric the Entertainer will also return as Uncle Bobby Proud.
The series kicked off production earlier this year at Disney Television Animation with original series helmers Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar, and with Calvin Brown, Jr. who is the co-executive producer and story editor.
All seasons of the original series are currently streaming on Disney+.
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