Disney Channel will revive its popular series That’s So Raven with series star Raven-Symoné, who today announced her departure from The View to work on the series, Disney said Thursday.
Raven-Symoné will reprise her iconic character Raven Baxter for the untitled spinoff series and serve as executive producer, said Disney. In the new series Baxter is a divorced mother of two pre-teen kids, one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future. The network has already begun preliminary casting for the series.
That’s So Raven aired on Disney Channel from 2003-06 and during its run was one of Disney Channel’s most watched shows.
"Raven's brilliant style of fearless comedy was a driving force for Disney Channel's success around the world,” said Adam Bonnett, executive vice president of original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide in a statement. “Her performance in That's So Raven is timeless. We now have our eyes on the future with her, and we're looking forward to telling more stories for a new generation with an adult Raven Baxter raising her young family."