According to Deadline, a new take on the beloved animated series The Proud Family is coming, and will see the return of the original cast and executive producers of the show, which debuted on the Disney Channel in 2001. We first heard of what's being called The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, way back in November.
“In our minds, the show never really went away, as we still had tons of stories left to tell,” original series creator/executive producer Bruce W. Smith and executive producer Ralph Farquhar said in a statement, per the outlet. “It’s the perfect time to bring back this show, and we can’t wait to take fans, old and new alike, on this journey with us.”
The new series picks up where the original left off, still centering on Penny Proud and her family, including her parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and grandmother Suga Mama. Penny’s friends, Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez and Zoey Howzer will also return, as will Uncle Bobby.
As we noted above, Kyla Pratt will reprise her role as the voice of Penny, with Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Karen Malina White, Soleil Moon Frye, and Alisa Reyes all returning as well. Cedric the Entertainer is also back as Uncle Bobby.
And while Disney has yet to announce an air date for Louder and Prouder, people were clearly stoked by the news.