The Proud family just got a little bigger. Disney announced today Billy Porter, Zachary Quinto, and EJ Johnson will join the voice cast of Louder and Prouder.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder picks up the story of the Proud family from the 2001 Disney Channel animated series. The new series will see the return of familiar faces, as well as new characters. Porter, Quinto, and Johnson voice three of the new additions.
Porter and Quinto will voice Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, mixed-race adoptive parents to 14-year-old activist Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins (Keke Palmer).
Johnson will voice Michael Collins, described as “Penny’s best guy friend who is a non-conforming trendsetter, serving up fierce looks at school and on the basketball court.”
Cast members reprising their voice roles from the original series include: Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, JoMarie Payton as Suga Mama, and Cedric the Entertainer as Uncle Bobby. Plus, 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.
In addition to the original voice case, Louder and Prouder will see the return of executive producers Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is currently in production at Disney, with plans to launch on Disney+ in 2022. But you can get your fix of the original Proud Family series on Disney+ now.
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