Earlier this year, Disney announced a revival of the hit Disney Channel series The Proud Family. The original cast is returning for “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” along with some new characters too! Today, Disney+ announced that Keke Palmer will be joining the series as a new character named Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins. Check out the Tweet below:
There’s a new girl coming to town! Prepare to fall in love with 14-year-old activist Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, voiced by @KekePalmer, from the upcoming Original Series, #TheProudFamily: #LouderAndProuder, coming soon to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/JkdVevFuQI
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 6, 2020
Maya is described as a “14-year-old activist” who is “extremely mature for her age” and “relentlessly marches to the beat of her own drum.” She and Penny apparently clash at first but eventually earn each other’s respect.
Keke Palmer is best known for her roles in Ice Age: Collision Course, Scream Queens and Hustlers.
Louder and Prouder will still follow its central character Penny Proud, and the new series will also include her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and her grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). Also returning are Penny’s loyal crew Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez and Zoey Howzer, among others.
Reprising their voice roles are: Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, Jo Marie Payton as Suga Mama, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer and Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez. Cedric the Entertainer will also return as Uncle Bobby Proud.