Keke Palmer Is Voicing a New Character on the ‘Proud Family’ Revival!

Keke Palmer is proud to be a part of a revival of “The Proud Family.”

Thursday on Twitter, the former host of “Strahan, Sara & Keke” announced that she is joining the highly anticipated reboot and is voicing a new character named Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, described as a 14-year-old activist.

“There’s a new girl coming to town! Prepare to fall in love with 14-year-old activist Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, voiced by ME!!!” the “Scream Queens” alum wrote on her page. “#TheProudFamily: Louder and Prouder, coming soon to @disneyplus.”

In February, Disney+ confirmed that “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” a revival of the animated series, is slated to drop on the streaming service.

“In our minds, the show never really went away, as we still had tons of stories left to tell. It’s the perfect time to bring back this show, and we can’t wait to take fans, old and new alike, on this journey with us,” creator/executive producer Bruce W. Smith and executive producer Ralph Farquhar said in a joint statement.

“The show’s humor and relatable stories are as relevant with audiences today as ever,” Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content at Disney+, added. “Our audiences have loved rediscovering their favorite episodes of ‘The Proud Family,’ and we’re excited Bruce, Ralph, [co-executive producer and story editor Calvin Brown, Jr.], and the returning cast are creating new stories for their new home on Disney+.”

The new series will also feature the original voice actors: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton, Karen Malina White, Soleil Moon Frye, Alisa Reyes, and Cedric the Entertainer.

All previous seasons of “The Proud Family” — which ran for two seasons and inspired a 2005 movie — are available on Disney+.

But, this wasn’t the only surprise Keke had up her sleeve!

That same day, she announced she is hosting the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will air August 30 on MTV.


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