Funny story: I was halfway through a water bottle when everything seemed to freeze in time and I had a vision that Raven Symoné burst into my university cafeteria and shouted,”Put down the pies! You cannot maximize! You gotta exercise, or the scales will rise – and so will your thighs!”
Okay, so it wasn’t a real vision. It’s a glimpse back into the past – 12 years, to be exact. Disney Channel’s first ever multi-camera comedy show wrapped up after four seasons and 100 episodes in 2007, but with reruns playing on television even a decade later, That’s So Raven remains a source of unadulterated, pure joy to many, which might be why Disney Channel has announced their plans to reboot the series!
A spinoff series, currently titled Raven’s Home, will see to Raven Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol reprising their original roles as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels, who are now divorced single mothers raising their families together in one house. But uh oh! Looks like one of Raven’s kids has picked up her future-glimpsing quirk.
Isaac Brown and Navia Robinson will join the cast as Raven’s 11-year-old twins, Booker and Nia, while Jason Maybaum will be playing Chelsea’s 9-year-old son, Levi.
In a show of commitment and love for her most famous acting credit, Symoné will be quitting her regular role on the daily The View show. In addition to her lead role in the upcoming spinoff series, she will serve as an executive producer alongside Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff.
“There is only one Raven,” said Gary Marsh, the president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide. “After being a part of over 20 different Disney projects, we are thrilled to be bringing Raven home to Disney Channel once again.”
The spinoff series is currently aiming for a premiere later this year.