Nickelodeon announced an expanded cast line up for the animated series “The Casagrandes.” Eugenio Derbez, Ken Jeong, and Melissa Joan Hart have joined the cast of the animated series, which tells the story of a loving and multi-generational family living together in the city. The show is a companion to the Emmy Award-winning series, “The Loud House,” and the show hopes to highlight “the culture, humor, and love of growing up in a multi-generational Mexican-American family.”
Nickelodeon announced that “The Casagrandes” will premiere in October, with special crossover episodes planned in season five of the “Loud House.” We first met the Casagrande family in the “The Loud House” special, “The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos.” The family appeared throughout the third season of “The Loud House” and a five-episode arc is coming up in season four.
“The Casagrandes highlights the humorous stories and moments of daily life that every kind of family can relate to, and we’re thrilled to have Eugenio, Melissa and Ken on board to make these characters as relatable and funny as can be,” said Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon. “Nickelodeon will also continue to dive deeper into the characters’ lives in The Loud House, a proven hit with our audience, with a brand-new fifth season.”
Derbez added, “When I was approached to be part of The Casagrandes, it was an easy yes. It’s culturally specific but will appeal to any kid. It’s outrageous and funny and has heart. This is what a LatinX kid show should look like, big fun and mainstream with some Latin spice. I’m grateful to Nickelodeon for asking me to be a part of it.”
Hart talked about the project as well, adding, “I will finally be a hero in my own home now that I get to be a part of The Casagrandes animated show. My boys have been huge fans of The Loud House and this is the first project of mine they are truly excited to see.”
In “The Casagrandes,” Derbez lends his voice as Dr. Santiago, a physician living and working in Peru, who is Ronnie Anne and Bobby’s father; Jeong voices Mr. Stanley Chang, a friendly and patient train conductor; and Hart voices Mrs. Becca Chang, a quirky, smart and funny zoologist and wife to Stanley.
Izabella Alvarez (Westworld) voices the title role of 11-year-old Ronnie Anne, joining Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) who continues to lend his voice as Bobby. Additional new cast members include Leah Mei Gold (Legion) as 12-year-old Sid Chang, Ronnie Anne’s new friend, and Lexi Sexton as Adelaide Chang, Sid’s 6-year-old little sister.
In the show, Ronnie Anne’s new life promises to be an adventure, especially now that she lives under one roof with her grandparents, aunt, uncle, cousins, and a sass-talking parrot. As if that weren’t enough excitement, she lives over the family-run Mercado, which is a gathering place for everyone in the neighborhood.
Previous cast confirmations include Carlos Alazraqui, Roxana Ortega, Alexa PenaVega, Jared Kozak, Alex Cazares, Ruben Garfias, Sonia Manzano, and Sumalee Montano.
The network also confirmed a fifth season of “The Loud House,” which will have 26 episodes. In season five, Lincoln and his friends’ graduate elementary school and face new challenges and adventures as they tackle the trials and tribulations of middle school, each sister moves up a grade and Lori decides if she’s ready to leave home for college. Season four of “The Loud House kicks” begins on May 27th.
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