Raven-Symone announced in late October that she’s leaving The View at the end of the year to work on a That’s So Raven spin-off. So far, there’s no title yet but she’s been calling it That’s So Raven 2. “I’m just so excited,” she said.
New details are beginning to emerge regarding Disney Channel’s upcoming That’s So Raven spin-off, and it sounds like the apple isn’t falling far from the Baxter family tree.
TVLine has learned that casting is currently underway for Raven’s daughter Nia, a tween character described as “bold, confident and driven,” although those positive qualities “often get her in over her head.” Despite taking things too far, Nia always has the best intentions – she “believes in helping people and doing what’s right, even if it gets her into trouble.”
When the series begins, Nia is just starting middle school, a difficult transition that gets even more complicated by the fact that she’s psychic. Sounds familiar, no?
Nia’s younger brother Booker is described as being a sweet, naïve momma’s boy — a “true innocent who is in no rush to grow up.” That said, once he’s aware of a situation, “he’s surprisingly adept at turning the tables and standing up for himself.” Casting directors are specifically looking for a “young Donald Glover” type.
“Raven’s brilliant style of fearless comedy was a driving force for Disney Channel’s success around the world. Her performance in That’s So Raven is timeless,” said Disney Channels Worldwide executive vice president of original programming Adam Bonnett in a statement when the news was announced.
“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.”
Production for the already hyped up spin-off is set to begin in 2017. Are you just excited as we are? Let us know! 🙂