The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is beefing up its cast with more recurring cast members and guest stars.
Set to premiere in 2022, it will feature guest stars 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 more.
Also for recurring cast members Asante Blackk joins as Penny’s boyfriend, Kareem; rapper Artist “A Boogie” Dubose as Maya’s gamer brother, Francis “KG” Leibowitz-Jenkins; Raquel Lee Bolleau reprises her role as Nubia Gross; and Marcus T. Paulk who reprises his role as Penny’s classmate Myron.
For the show’s 20th anniversary, several guest stas talked about the impact of the show, with Normani stating she calls her grandmother “because it’s literally what my household looked like.”
New star E.J. Johnson said that the show “was a huge part of my childhood and I hold that very dear to my heart.”
Blackk added, “the different characters and personalities in the show reflected what was going on in my home,” with new star Keke Palmer stating, “even though it was on a kids network, it still had the right amount of edge for it to be accessible to everybody.”
The show “will pick up the story of its central character, Penny Proud, and include her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and 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 from the original series are: 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. More recurrring include Keke Palmer as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, Billy Porter as Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins, Zachary Quinto as Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, and EJ Johnson as Michael Collins.
The series is currently in production.
Watch a new featurette below: