Louder And Prouder’ Creatives Tease Disney+ Revival – TCA – Deadline

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The Proud Family has lastly returned, greater than 20 years after it first hit Disney Channel in September 2021.

Starring unique voice solid members Kyla Pratt, Karen Malina White, Soleil Moon Frye, Alisa Reyes and extra, Disney+’s revival sequence The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder will deliver Penny Proud (Pratt) into 2022 as she explores her teenage years. In addition to additional spotlighting Penny’s coming-of-age, creator and EP Bruce W. Smith and producer Ralph Farquhar stated throughout Friday’s TCA panel that the present will tackle subjects related to at present’s larger conversations.

“A lot has changed in 20 years, that’s for sureBefore, we used to have to tip top and used coded language,” stated Farquhar, who served as an government producer on the unique sequence. “Now we can go straight at it.”

He went on to focus on the brand new additions to The Proud Family world: husbands Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, voiced respectively by Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto, and Penny’s new gender non-confirming pal Michael Collins. The introduction of LGBTQ+ characters into the world of The Proud Family is the “biggest change,” followers, each returning and new, can anticipate, he stated.

EJ Johnson, who takes on Michael Collins stated that he’s excited for the affect and visibility of queer children, this sequence will deliver.

“Just to have a character who’s out and proud and fabulous…I was blown away that this character exists,” he stated.

Even whereas “upgrading” the sequence with extra distinguished conversations about identification, social media and rising up in at present’s world, Smith stated that the sequence stays true to its core – whether or not that’s with the unique solid members or the will to inform tales authentically.

“The important asset of this is making sure that both series…could sit side by side with each other,” he stated. “We’re let loose to lean into the truth of the stories we wanted to tell. It accelerated everything and because of our amazing cast, they knew how to bring their characters back into the fold.”

The panelists additionally spoke about how The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder will proceed catering to a variety of audiences with its humor, how the sequence is sort of a “beautiful time machine” and extra.

On Friday Disney+ revealed that The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder will premiere Feb. 23 and dropped a trailer that teases the brand new chapter of the Proud’s.

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is executive-produced by Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar, each of whom led the unique sequence. Calvin Brown, Jr. is co-executive producer and story editor, Jan Hirota is producer, and Eastwood Wong is artwork director.

Watch the trailer above.

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