It looks like the latest show to receive the resurrection treatment will be Disney’s The Proud Family.
The announcement came during the red carpet premiere of 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. Actor Tommy Davidson, who voiced father Oscar Proud, revealed that after 14 years off the air, The Proud Family would be returning.
— Where is the Buzz (@WITBTV) August 14, 2019
“I forgot to tell you that The Proud Family is coming back. It’s on one of Disney’s streaming [services],” Davidson told Where is the Buzz. “Yeah, Proud Family’s coming back. They told me not to tell you.”
The show, which first premiered in 2001 and ran until 2005, was one of the Disney Channels’ first cartoon sitcoms to showcase modern, suburban black life. The series followed Penny Proud and her family and friends as they got up to all kinds of hijinks. The show also starred a predominantly black cast and featured women of color guest stars such as Mariah Carey and Gabrielle Union.
THE PROUD FAMILY will be returning for more episodes on Disney+. pic.twitter.com/FgaT3l1zSm
— Disney+ Updates (@moredisneyplus) August 16, 2019
Fans were ecstatic to hear the news that their beloved show was coming back — but also had questions about the fate of their favorite characters and the theme song, which was performed by Destiny’s Child and Solange.
With The Proud Family returning to Disney+ and apparently being a new season, not a reboot. I only have one request
KEEP THAT THEME SONG EXACTLY HOW IT IS. pic.twitter.com/up2XxlrbiD
— TRAFON (@RiseFallNick) August 17, 2019
NEW PROUD FAMILY EPISODES YALL IM HYPERVENTILATING https://t.co/58TNGg7MnA
— hezekiah⚡️ (@hezekiaahh) August 16, 2019
After years of praying & fasting y’all "The Proud Family" is finally coming back with NEW episodes too. IF YOU KNOW ME YOU KNOW. pic.twitter.com/k03Ua8opku
— keraa (@mockalattee) August 16, 2019
— I AM Kecia J (@iamkeciaj) August 19, 2019
*starts to sing The Proud Family theme song* pic.twitter.com/NeIVPw5IsX
— Queen TB (@TB_2020) August 17, 2019
Suga Mama better be alive and kickin in this new show
— 🇯🇲 Motivation ♏ (@O_N_O_Normani) August 19, 2019
So which HBCU does Penny go to?? pic.twitter.com/QyUMQ3XVaY
— W. Coffee (@Winstapedia) August 19, 2019
The show will begin streaming on Disney+ in November, so get ready to meet or be reunited with Penny, Oscar, Trudy — and hopefully Suga Mama.