Raven’s Home Spinoff Pilot Alice in the Palace in the Works at Disney Channel

‘Alice in the Palace,’ a spinoff pilot of the family sitcom ‘Raven’s Home,’ is in development at Disney Channel. The project will start shooting this month in Los Angeles, California. Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, who developed the original series as a spinoff of ‘That’s So Raven,’ wrote the pilot, with Raven-Symoné on board as the director. Mykal-Michelle Harris leads the cast.

The plot revolves around 12-year-old Alice (Harris), who is flying out from San Francisco to spend the entire summer with her friend, Clementine, who is not only the Duchess of England but also looks exactly like her. While Clementine is fulfilling her parents’ royal duties in her place, Alice becomes accustomed to the palace and its inhabitants, making friends and foes along the way.

Harris’ Alice is introduced in the fifth season of ‘Raven’s Home’ as the niece of Raven, who attends the “school for geniuses.” The actress appears in over forty episodes of the original series. Harris is also known for playing Santamonica Johnson in ‘Mixed-ish,’ Madeline in ‘The Affair,’ and the young Bonnie in ‘Big Little Lies.’

Disney Channel ordered the pilot after the run of the mothership show concluded on September 3, 2023. The project is a part of Raven-Symoné’s new overall deal with Disney. “Disney Channel has been the canvas for my creative expressions since I was 15 years old,” the actress-director said in a statement. “After years of telling stories filled with heart, laughter, and togetherness, I’m excited to embark on the next chapter of this creative journey alongside my Disney family,” she added.

Raven-Symoné headlines the cast of both ‘That’s So Raven’ and ‘Raven’s Home’ as Raven Baxter. Her other credits as an actress include Ali in Max’s ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ Taylor Lazlo in Sean McNamara’s musical comedy ‘Mighty Oak,’ and Rhonda Johnson in ‘Black-ish.’

Los Angeles, the principal location of the pilot, also hosted the shooting of ‘That’s So Raven’ and ‘Raven’s Home.’ Other popular Disney productions shot in the city include ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘The Princess Diaries.’

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