The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is in production on a second season for Disney+. From Disney Television Animation, the series’ season one finale begins streaming exclusively on the platform Wednesday, April 20.
The critically acclaimed revival of Disney’s groundbreaking The Proud Family is executive-produced by its creator, Bruce W. Smith, and Ralph Farquhar. The series picks up the story of its central character, Penny Proud (Kyla Pratt), and includes her madcap family: parents Oscar (Tommy Davidson) and Trudy (Paula Jai Parker), twin siblings BeBe (Aiden Dodson) and CeCe (Bresha Webb), and grandmother Suga Mama (JoMarie Payton) — and Puff! Of course, it would not be The Proud Family without Penny’s loyal crew Dijonay Jones (Karen Malina White), LaCienega Boulevardez (Alisa Reyes) and Zoey Howzer (Soleil Moon Frye), among others.
Cast members reprising their roles from the original series and returning for Season 2 also include: Cedric the Entertainer as Uncle Bobby, Carlos Mencia as Felix Boulevardez, Maria Canals-Barrera as Sunset Boulevardez, Alvaro Gutierrez as Papi, Raquel Lee Bolleau as Nubia Gross and Marcus T. Paulk as Myron. Recurring new voices that will also return for the second season include Keke Palmer as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkin, Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto as Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, EJ Johnson as Michael Collins, Asante Blackk as Kareem and Artist “A Boogie” Dubose as Francis “KG” Leibowitz-Jenkins.
Season 2 will again feature a star-studded guest cast, including singer and producer Chance the Rapper; Gabrielle Union (L.A’s Finest); singer and dancer Normani; Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton); Anthony Anderson (black-ish); gymnasts Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas and Laurie Hernandez; Jane Lynch (Glee); Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street); Maury Povich (Maury); Storm Reid (Euphoria); Courtney B. Vance (Genius); and Liana Mendoza (Hey, Mr. Postman!).
In addition to Smith and Farquhar, Calvin Brown, Jr. (Moesha) is co-executive producer and story editor, Jan Hirota (Big Hero 6 The Series) is producer, Eastwood Wong (Carmen Sandiego) is art director, and directors are Latoya Raveneau (Rise Up, Sing Out), one of Animation Magazine‘s Rising Stars of 2022; Rudi Bloss (DC Super Hero Girls) and Tara Nicole Whitaker (Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure).
Extensions for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder include a cross-category product line of apparel, home, stationery, toys and Funko Pop! collectibles exclusively at Target; a storybook from Disney Press, It All Started with an Orange Basketball; and The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder digital soundtrack from Walt Disney Records, set for release on June 3. Additionally, the complete library of the original series, The Proud Family, is currently available on Disney+, digital and DVD.