Disney Channel premieres Raven’s Home this week Saturday, 17 February 2017, continuing the story of the award-winning family comedy that resonated with kids, tweens and families around the world.
Raven-Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol reprise their roles as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels who are each divorced with kids of their own. The show kicks off on Disney Channel, DStv Channel 303, at 8.35am and audiences can expect the hilarity and adventures, similar to its predecessor “That’s so Raven”, to ensue.
Issac Brown (“black-ish,” “Miles from Tomorrowland”) and Navia Robinson (“Being Mary Jane”) have been cast as Raven’s 11-year-old twins Booker and Nia, respectively, and Jason Maybaum (“Superstore”) will play Chelsea’s nine-year-old son Levi. Sky Katz (“America’s Got Talent”) also joins the cast as Nia’s best friend Tess.
“There is only one Raven – and for over 25 years, she has blessed audiences around the world with the greatest gift of all – the pure, unadulterated joy of laugh-out-loud funny. After being a part of over 20 different Disney projects, we are thrilled to be bringing Raven home to Disney Channel once again,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.
Geared toward kids 6-14 and their families, the series will pick up with Raven and Chelsea, who are now divorced single mothers raising their two separate families in one chaotic, but fun household full of friends. When one of Raven’s kids begins to show signs that they have inherited her trait of catching glimpses of the future, the already hectic household gets turned upside down, keeping even Raven on her toes.
Raven-Symoné also serves as an executive producer on the series. Longtime writer/producer partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff (Disney Channel’s “Best Friends Whenever,” Emmy nominees for “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”) will also executive produce.
The show has produced outstanding ratings in the U.S when it premiered last year and was greenlit for a second season, which South African audiences can expect to see later in the year.
Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “We are incredibly proud of our first season and the fact that Raven has returned home to Disney Channel in a very big way. The entire cast and crew have delivered a classic family sitcom that kids and families will be watching for many years to come.”