Disney continues to hit all of the right spots with Disney+. Jo Marie Payton, one of the stars of ‘The Proud Family’ revealed the streaming service is working on a comeback of the Disney Channel show. Payton voiced Suga Mama in the show that was displayed on Disney Channel for three seasons between 2001 and 2005.
She broke the news on an interview on GMA (the third hour of Good Morning America, on Disney-owned ABC) answering a question from Keke Palmer, “Yeah, Suga’s large and in charge. That’s all I’ve got to say — except for Suga Mama will be doing some new episodes come February.”
Since August there’s been some buzz about a ‘The Proud Family’ reboot. Back then, Tommy Davidson, who portrayed Oscar Proud said the show would be revived on the streaming platform. However, the fact that Payton said so on a show of Disney-owned network means it’s confirmed.
‘The Proud Family’ was created by Bruce W. Smith, and at its time was one of the few animated shows circling around an African American family. The show followed Penny Proud (Kyla Pratt) and her adventures with her friends and family. The show was quite famous at its time for having guest stars such as Kobe Bryant and Mariah Carey.
The cast was completed by Cast also included Paula Jai Parker as Trudy, Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez, Karen Malina White as Dijonay, Orlando Brown as Sticky Webb, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey and Tara Strong as twins Bebe/Cece and Puff the Poodle.
Here’s hoping we have a release date sooner than later.