Late last year it was teased that Disney channel favourite That’s So Raven was making a come back.
In October 2016 Raven-Symone, who was the first African-American woman to have her name in a comedy series title, announced she was developing a sitcom series for a new generation.
The reboot will see the character Raven Baxter, a now-divorced mother of two pre-teens, one of whom has inherited her ability to see into the future. Raven-Symone is credited as a producer of the show.
“Raven’s brilliant style of fearless comedy was a driving force for Disney Channel’s success around the world. Her performance in That’s So Raven is timeless,” Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, original programming, Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement. “We now have our eyes on the future with her, and we’re looking forward to telling more stories for a new generation with an adult Raven Baxter raising her young family.”
That’s So Raven was a breakout hit for the network, setting ratings records with its January 2003 premiere, and ran for four seasons and 100 episodes. Nearly 10 years after airing its final episode, the series still delivered 1.057 million total viewers for its midnight telecasts on Disney Channel in 2016.
Over the last few days Disney has released yet more information about the brand new show and we already can’t wait!
The show has been named Raven’s Home and the filming will being in Los Angeles this month and will hopefully premier later this year.
Raven-Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol will both be reviving their previous roles of Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels – playing single, divorced moms who are raining their kids together in one house. The show kicks off with Raven realising one of her children has psychic abilities too.
Isaac Brown and Navia Robinson have been cast to play the title character’s twins; and Jason Maybaum has been cast to play Chelsea’s son.
“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,” President and CCO of Disney Channels Worldwide Gary Marsh told E!. “After being a part of over 20 different Disney projects, we are thrilled to be bringing Raven home to Disney Channel once again.”
Raven Symone has left her spot on The View in order to work on the sequel – maybe she’s seen into the future and knows it’s going to be a hit!