Disney Plus’s ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Season 2 Casts These Ensemble Guest Stars
Disney Plus's version of the animated show The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is coming back for a second run.
The series is a revival of the Disney Channel's groundbreaking version that saw Kyla Pratt, Karen Malina White, Cedric the Entertainer, Jo Marie Payton, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker and Soleil Moon Frye star in leading roles.
'The Proud Family' is Popular for its Celebrity Guest Stars
The Proud Family, which ran for two seasons from 2001 to 2005, enlisted celebrity guest stars like Al-Roker, Shia Labeouf, Ashanti and Mariah Carey, setting quite a high bar for the subsequent series.
The good thing is that The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder managed to surpass expectations by featuring bigwigs such as Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Tiffany Haddish, Eva Longoria and Tina Knowles.
Score-wise, the revived installment racked better ratings than the predecessor- 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The original iteration scored 91% on the same website.
With the show's second season set to premiere on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, let's take a look at the famous guest stars who'll be joining the excitement.
1. Storm Reid
19-year-old Storm Reid will lend her voice in the show’s second season as Emily, whose role is yet to be disclosed.
Reid has featured in HBO Max’s hit series Euphoria. She will also appear in the streamer’s drama show The Last of Us.
Her upcoming films this year include the drama thriller Missing and the sequel horror The Nun 2.
2. Anthony Anderson
Returning from the original show, Anthony Anderson will reprise his role as Ray Ray, a relative of the Proud family.
The Black-ish alum and comedian has enjoyed a successful on-screen career since the 1990s. Some of his previous celebrated films are Scary Movie 3 (2003), Barbershop (2002), Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016), Me, Myself & Irene (2000), King's Ransom (2005), K-Ville (2007) and Beats (2019) etc.
3. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union, popular for starring in the drama film franchise, Think Like A Man (2012) and Think Like A Man Too (2014), will make her debut in The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder season 2 as Talia Rouge.
Union was the lead in BET’s drama show Being Mary Jane (2013-2019). She also starred alongside Zach Braff in Disney’s remake film Cheaper by the Dozen, which premiered last year.
Her early films include She’s All That (1999), Ten Things I Hate About You (1999), Bring It On (2000), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Neo Ned (2005), The Honeymooners (2005), Breakin’ All the Rules (2004), the Bad Boys franchise etc.
4. Chance the Rapper
The 29-year-old rapper Chancelor Bennett, aka Chance the Rapper, will guest feature as Darrius St. Vil, Dijonay Jones’ (Karen Malina White) potential love interest. Dijonay Jones is Penny Proud’s (Kyla Pratt) best friend.
The rapper has produced music hits in the past year, such as YAH Know, The Highs & Lows and Child of God.
Another musician to feature in the series' second season is the pop sensation Normani. She will lend her voice as Giselle, a singer.
The former member of the girl singing group Fifth Harmony is enjoying a solo career and has produced songs like Wild Side, Fair and Waves.
6. Courtney B. Vance
The Preacher's Wife's Courtney B. Vance will join the mix as Merlin Kelly, presumably closely related to prominent businessman Wizard Kelly (Aries Spears).
The star has been featured in a long line of hit films and TV shows. He currently leads AMC's legal drama series 61st Street, which debuted last year.
7. Leslie Odom Jr.
The actor and Broadway sensation Leslie Odom Jr. will portray teacher Kwame in the upcoming season.
He is best known for starring in the musical Broadway performance film Hamilton (2020) and One Night in Miami (2020), Needle in a Timestack (2021), and Harriet (2019), among other films.
He is also expected to star in the horror remake The Exorcist, scheduled to debut on October 13, 2023.
8. Maury Povich
Talk Show veteran and TV personality Maury Richard Povich will appear as himself in The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder's second season.
Povich publicly declared his retirement plans in March last year, bringing his long-running NBC talk show Maury (1991-2022) to an anomalous end.
More Guest Stars in 'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder' Season 2
Below are more celebrities expected to guest star in the upcoming season of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder:
Former Olympian Dominique Dawes as herself
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas as herself
Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez as herself
Holly Robinson Peete as Dr. Lord
Jane Lynch as an undisclosed character