The That's So Raven spinoff officially has a name and a cast!
On Tuesday, it was announced that Disney Channel has ordered Raven's Home, the highly anticipated continuation series starring Raven-Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol, who will reprise their roles as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels.
That’s So Raven, which ran from 2003 to 2007, was one of Disney Channel’s brightest successes (and the network's first multi-camera comedy), wrapping after 100 episodes. The original series followed a teenage Raven, whose ability to see flashes of the future often got her into hot water.
Raven's Home 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.
Issac Brown (black-ish) 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 9-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," Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement. "After being a part of over 20 different Disney projects, we are thrilled to be bringing Raven home to Disney Channel once again."
Raven-Symone, who recently left The View to start working on the spinoff, tweeted a cheerful photo back in November, with the caption, "Feels good to be back! :) #Disney #ThatsSoRaven."
The 31-year-old actress will serve as an executive producer on the series alongside longtime writer/producer partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff.