By Ava Marshall
It’s all the way official now.
The Proud Family reboot, titled The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder will air on Disney+ with the original cast! There’s no word on a premiere date yet, though.
And now we’re thinking the show may just pick up right where it left off with teen Penny, her crew, and her family, instead of a time jump as we thought might happen.
Today, August 6, 2020, Disney+ announced Keke Palmer be voicing the new girl in town — 14-year-old Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins.
“The show’s humor and relatable stories are as relevant with audiences today as ever,” said Agnes Chu, SVP Content at Disney+, as reported by Deadline. “Our audiences have loved rediscovering their favorite episodes of The Proud Family, and we’re excited Bruce, Ralph, Calvin, and the returning cast are creating new stories for their new home on Disney+.”
Yep, you heard right.
Our girl Penny Proud is coming back. In an interview with Where Is The Buzz at the 47 Meters Down: Uncaged premiere, Tommy Davidson, who played Penny’s dad Oscar Proud, spilled the tea. “They told me not to tell nobody,” he admitted, confirming new episodes will air on the new streaming service Disney+.
The OG iconic animated series (which ran from 2001 through 2005 and centered around the 21st-century, suburban life of a Black family) hilariously followed 14-year-old Penny Proud, her family, and her crew through life’s ups and downs.
Five days after word broke about the reboot, an unverified Twitter account claiming to rep The Proud Family TV show confirmed the news, and later, announced Kyla Pratt would be reprising her role as Penny. But, if you look a little closer, you’ll see this account has actually been telling us the Prouds were on their way back since May 2018! And from what we can see, it looks like the new season may pick up with a grown Penny.
Our only request is that the theme song stays sung by Solange and Destiny’s Child. Period.