Guess what! The Proud Family is getting louder and prouder with some special celebrity guest stars! If for some reason you don’t know about the Disney Channel cartoon sitcom, we’ll catch you up to speed. The Proud Family centers around the Proud family (duh!) specifically Penny Proud, a typical teenage girl dealing with high school drama, friendship, dating, and the inevitable problem of butting heads with her parents. The cartoon was a memorable classic being as the characters were not only entertaining and reliable to watch, but the show also addressed social issues like racism and sexism.
Because of all these things combined, we are excited to see our favorite family along with Penny and her friends, both new and old, back on screen in the reboot, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. With the added new cast of recurring characters such as Penny’s boyfriend, Kareem voiced by Asante Black from This Is Us, and her new activist friend Maya voiced by Keke Palmer, we are super hyped to see some of our celebrities faves like Chance the Rapper and Normani pop in the show!
Guest Stars Who Can’t Contain The Hype
Like us, these guest stars are just as excited to be a part of the reboot. Our girl Lizzo, for example, took to Twitter after the cast list announcement made by Disney. She’s been waiting for this one, and we can’t wait to hear her voice when the show airs finally!
Moreover, Normani—our queen!—will also be a guest star in the show! On Twitter, she expressed how much being a part of the show meant to her, especially since she’s been waiting for this for her whole life.
Also, who can forget Lil’ Nas X? He is on there too! Heck yes! With the announcement, Lil’ Nas X cracked a joke about his performance possibly receiving an Academy Award after, and you know what? With the way his TikToks are, it just might!
The Official Guest Stars List
More celebrity guest stars are to be in The Proud Family reboot one way or another such as the familiar Disney Channel actress Brenda Song from Amphibia to Olympic gold gymnast Gabby Douglas to even beauty influencer and Youtuber Bretman Rock. The rest of the guest casting includes:
Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton)
Jaden Smith (After Earth)
Tiffany Haddish (Like a Boss)
Tina Knowles (Black Is King)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Marsai Martin (Black-ish)
Gabrielle Union (L.A.’s Finest)
Debbie Allen (Grey’s Anatomy)
James Pickens Jr. (Grey’s Anatomy)
Courtney B. Vance (Lovecraft Country)
Glynn Turman (House of Lies)
Lamorne Morris (New Girl)
Lena Waithe (Master of None)
Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives)
Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street)
Al Roker (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)
Olympic gold medal gymnasts Laurie Hernandez and Dominique Dawes
On September 15, as part of celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Proud Family, original cast members along with guest stars of the reboot came together in a video explaining what made the original show so special to them. If you happened to miss the video or aren’t done celebrating, don’t worry because we got the sauce right below!
For now, if you’re feeling nostalgic or wanna catch up before the reboot starts, you can stream all the seasons of the original The Proud Family on Disney+. The reboot is set to premiere sometime in 2022, so be on the lookout.
But in the meantime, we want to hear your thoughts! Which guest star are you excited to see in the reboot? Or do want to discuss who else could have been added? We’re down to talk about it over at our Twitter @thehoneypop and our Instagram!
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