The Proud Household has lastly returned, greater than 20 years after it first hit Disney Channel in September 2001.
Starring unique voice solid members Kyla Pratt, Karen Malina White, Soleil Moon Frye, Alisa Reyes and extra, Disney+’s revival collection The Proud Household: Louder and Prouder will convey Penny Proud (Pratt) into 2022 as she explores her teenage years. Along with 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 matters related to right this moment’s larger conversations.
“Rather a lot has modified in 20 years, that’s for sureBefore, we used to should tip high and used coded language,” stated Farquhar, who served as an govt producer on the unique collection. “Now we are able to go straight at it.”
He went on to focus on the brand new additions to The Proud Household world: husbands Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, voiced respectively by Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto, and Penny’s new gender non-confirming buddy Michael Collins. The introduction of LGBTQ+ characters into the world of The Proud Household is the “greatest 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 youngsters, this collection will convey.
“Simply to have a personality who’s out and proud and fabulous…I used to be blown away that this character exists,” he stated.
Even whereas “upgrading” the collection with extra outstanding conversations about identification, social media and rising up in right this moment’s world, Smith stated that the collection stays true to its core – whether or not that’s with the unique solid members or the need to inform tales authentically.
“The essential asset of that is ensuring that each collection…may sit facet by facet with one another,” he stated. “We’re let unfastened to lean into the reality of the tales we needed to inform. It accelerated all the things and due to our wonderful solid, they knew find out how to convey their characters again into the fold.”
The panelists additionally spoke about how The Proud Household: Louder and Prouder will proceed catering to a variety of audiences with its humor, how the collection is sort of a “lovely time machine” and extra.
On Friday Disney+ revealed that The Proud Household: Louder and Prouder will premiere Feb. 23 and dropped a trailer that teases the brand new chapter of the Proud’s.
The Proud Household: Louder and Prouder is executive-produced by Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar, each of whom led the unique collection. Calvin Brown, Jr. is co-executive producer and story editor, Jan Hirota is producer, and Eastwood Wong is artwork director.
Watch the trailer above.