Billy Porter, Zachary Quinto, EJ Johnson join voice cast of Disney's The Proud Family revival

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Actors Billy Porter, Zachary Quinto and EJ Johnson have been cast in new roles in Disney's revival of the animated series The Proud Family.

Titled The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, the new series is currently in production and will premiere on the streaming service Disney Plus.

Bruce W Smith and Ralph Farquhar, who worked on the original Disney Channel series, are returning for the revival, reported Deadline.

The newly-added trio will join original voice cast members Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, JoMarie Payton, Cedric the Entertainer, Carlos Mencia, Maria Canals-Barrera, Tara Strong, Alvaro Gutierrez, Karen Malina White, Soleil Moon Frye and Alisa Reyes.

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder will pick up the story of its central character Penny Proud (Pratt) and also include her madcap family: parents Oscar (Davidson) and Trudy (Parker), twin siblings BeBe and CeCe (Strong), and her grandmother Suga Mama (Payton).

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Penny's loyal crew Dijonay Jones (White), LaCienega Boulevardez (Reyes) and Zoey Howzer (Frye) will also return for the series.

Porter and Quinto will essay the roles of Randall and Barry-Leibowitz-Jenkins, respectively.

They are the mixed-race adoptive parents to 14-year-old- activist Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, voiced by Keke Palmer.

Johnson will voice feature as Michael Collins, Penny's best guy friend who is a non-conforming trendsetter, serving up fierce looks at school and on the basketball court.

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is executive produced by Smith and Farquhar with Jan Hirota as producer.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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