'I don't think [the original show] would've happened without all of us,' says Brown
One That’s So Raven star is waiting to hear from Raven-Symoné about the upcoming spin-off.
Last week, it was announced that Symoné would be leaving The View to star in a new-spin off of her Disney Channel series That’s So Raven, which ran from 2003 to 2007. In the new series, Symoné will play a single mother to two children, one of whom has inherited his or her mother’s ability to see the future.
In a video released by TMZ, Orlando Brown, who played Eddie in the original series, says the reboot needs all of the ensemble because the original series wouldn’t have worked without them.
“When you say That’s So Raven 2, it’s a serious situation because we’ve got fans all around the world that love the whole cast,” he says, explaining that the series was originally conceived as ensemble show. “That’s So Raven is nothing without Chelsea [Anneliese van der Pol], Kyle [Massey], which is Cory. You got T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh. You got Rondell [Sheridan]. We all are family. We did what we had to do to make a historical moment happen, and I don’t think it would’ve happened without all of us.”
Brown also showed interest in being part of the show, too. “I heard the storyline and it sounds great, her being a single mom and all that cool stuff,” says Brown.
In the video, the actor also addresses comments he made back in March about not having spoken to Symoné recently because she accused him of stealing her phone. “It’s really quite petty, but I cried for three days over that s—… It makes me feel like she could’ve treated the situation better, but other than that, when she does communicate and she does give a call to me, we’ll figure it out,” he says.
Reps for Symoné did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
Watch Brown’s entire video above.