Raven’s Home comes back for its sixth season with a mix-up of royal proportions.
The sixth season will debut April 9 at 8/7c on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW and will come to Disney+ April 19. The season premiere finds Raven (Raven-Symoné), son Booker (Issac Ryan Brown) and young cousin Alice (Mykal-Michelle Harris) heading to London to visit Raven’s dad Victor (Rondell Sheridan). But their trip becomes embroiled in scandal once Alice is mistaken for a member of the royal family.
The series also stars Felix Avitia, Emmy Liu-Wang, Ernie Grunwald, Juliana Joel, JeCobi Swain and Marissa Reyes. Sky Katz, who was formerly a part of Raven’s Home as an original cast member, will guest-star.
Raven-Symoné executive produces with Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff, Anthony C. Hill and Robin M. Henry. Thomas and Elinoff developed the series, based on the original That’s So Raven series by Michael Poryes and Susan Sherman.
Watch the trailer for the sixth season below.
Raven’s Home has been entertaining for fans of the original series while acknowledging present day topics, including racial profiling. Shadow and Act spoke with Raven-Symoné and Brown about the Season 5 episode, “Stylin’ & Profilin’,” in which Booker is racially profiled by a police officer.
“I believe that That’s So Raven / Raven’s Home brand – we’ve always tapped our feet into real-world issues and situations,” said Brown. “On That’s So Raven, they had an episode where Raven and Chelsea applied for the same job, and then Chelsea ended up getting it because the manager didn’t necessarily like Black people and things like that. So we’ve always dealt with racism. But I think this episode it’s a little more raw. The emotions are, I think, a lot, a lot scarier. This situation compared to other things that we’ve explored, such as vaping and other things, so this one is it’s a little more intense. You really feel it. It needs to be talked about.”
“…if you look in history with the sitcom [genre], even the funniest shows touched on heavy topics. All In the Family in the way of being sexually harassed. Bill Cosby touched on The Cosby Show, he touched on really significant topics as well. Seinfeld – everybody that you have your moment. And I think that’s because we’re in the homes of our viewers on an everyday basis. So it’s important for them to see that they’re like what you say,” said Raven-Symoné. “So with our show, I just remember the process of going back and forth with the different iterations of the scripts and making sure that we made the subject – we gave respect to the subject and didn’t water it down, but also made it kid-friendly so that we didn’t traumatize people. And one of the things that we were really excited about is when Booker first got pulled over, he recites the things that his mother told him to do during that situation.”