Brandy Norwood just revealed some major news.
While attending the 29th annual DIVA Foundation event that was hosted by Sheryl Lee Ralph, who played her stepmom Dee Mitchell on Moesha, Brandy was asked by Ralph if she’d be interested in reviving the show, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“We would like to know, would you like to do a ‘Moesha’ reboot?” Ralph asked Brandy. Both ladies were on stage with William Allen Young, who played Moesha’s dad, Frank Mitchell.
“Yeah! Absolutely,” Brandy said. “I’m here to solidify that we’re gonna bring ‘Moesha’ back.”
As the audience erupted into applause, Ralph told the crowd, “so you heard it right here: you will have a ‘Moesha’ reboot.”
Moesha ran on UPN from 1996 to 2001. It told the story of Moesha Mitchell, a teenager maneuvering through life’s ups and downs and hilarious moments with her middle-class family in South Central Los Angeles. We could always count on musical guest appearances – from Mary J. Blige and Big Pun to Dru Hill – and we loved the camaraderie Moesha had with her on-screen friends, including co-star Countess Vaughn who played as Kim, and Shar Jackson.
Outside of Moesha and her TV parents, it’s unclear who else will be returning from the cast or whether production has started. For years, cast members have spoken about doing a reunion. Two years ago, when The Real hosted the cast on its show and co-host Jeannie Mai asked if a reboot is a possibility, the entire cast said an enthusiastic yes!
We’re just glad to hear confirmation from Brandy that this is, in fact, a real thing.
Ralph started the DIVA Foundation in 1990 as a way to pay tribute to her friends who died from HIV/AIDS, and to educate people on the risks that women and children face. According to the foundation web site, the nonprofit tries to break the silence and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and encourage people to get tested.