See Zachary Quinto, Billy Porter Voice Adorably Animated Husbands in Disney+'s New 'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder'

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday May 13, 2021

Disney+ is bringing back its hit animated series "The Proud Family" with some new queer characters.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, actors Zachary Quinto and Billy Porter are set to voice gay adoptive parents Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins and Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins, and their character animations have us excited about what modern issues the series could explore.

"The characters are mixed-race adoptive parents to 14-year-old activist Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, previously announced to be voiced by Keke Palmer," reports EW. "Also joining the revival is EJ Johnson (Rich Kids of Beverly Hills), who will voice Michael Collins, Penny's best guy friend who is a non-conforming trendsetter, serving fierce looks at school and on the basketball court. The character was voiced by Phil LaMarr in the original series."

"The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder" will reportedly pick back up with main character Penny Proud (voiced by Kyla Pratt) as she navigates life with her zany family and friends.

The series has a targeted 2022 launch on Disney+.