Raven-Symoné’s highly anticipated Disney reboot is officially a go.
As you may recall, in October, the actress who briefly served as co-host on ABC’s “The View” announced she was walking away from her panel seat to take us back to a blast from the past.
“I’m excited and sad, but mostly excited. I have an announcement to make: No, I’m not pregnant,” joked Symoné. The 31-year-old explained that she’d been working with the Disney Channel on a spinoff to her former hit series, “That’s So Raven.”
“There’s no title yet, but I’m calling it ‘That’s So Raven 2.’ It’s Raven Baxter. It’s still me. But I am a mother this time. I’m going to be a single mother raising two kids, and one of them learns that she has visions,” she continued. “I’ve had such a great time…I’ve learned so much, and I’ve been saying, my experience has been multidimensional.”
Now, it appears that the project has been given a title as well as selected its cast. Titled “Raven’s Home,” the series will surround Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol, both who will reprise their original roles, Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels, respectively. Only, now the two friends are divorced single mothers raising their families under the same chaotic household. Things take an unexpected turn when one of Baxter’s (Symoné) kids begins exhibiting signs they’ve inherited her ability to see glimpses of the future.
Issac Brown (“Black-ish”) and Navia Robinson (“Being Mary Jane”) have landed the roles of Bater’s 11-year-old twins Booker and Nia. Meanwhile, Jason Maybaum (“Superstore”) will take on the role of Chelsea’s 9-year-old son Levi. Sky Katz (“America’s Got Talent”) will step in as Nia’s best friend Tess.
“There is only one Raven—and for over 25 years, she has blessed audiences around the world with the greatest gift of all—the pure, unadulterated joy of laugh-out-loud funny. After being a part of over 20 different Disney projects, we are thrilled to be bringing Raven home to Disney Channel once again,” Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement.
Raven-Symoné will also serve as an executive producer on the series with longtime pals writer-producers Scott Thomas and Jed Elinof.
Production will begin this month in sunny Los Angeles with an expected premiere date in 2017. Will you be watching? Sound off in the comment section below.