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Raven's Crowd (also known as Raven & Company in other countries) is an American sitcom series created by CureKurogane for Disney Channel that performed on June 1st, 2017. The series serves as a spin-off to several series that aired on Disney Channel, particularly That's So Raven and it stars Raven-Symoné, Anneliese van der Pol, Zendaya, Cole Sprouse, Tahj Mowry, and David Henrie. In 2020, the series was moved to Disney+ due to the channel's decline and it premiered its sixth and final season.

The series focuses on Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels starting their new lives together only to have new roommates, Rocky Blue (Shake It Up), Cody Martin (Suite Life), T.J. Henderson (Smart Guy), and Justin Russo (Waverly Place) move into their large apartment in New York City, New York.

Production[]

After watching the premiere episode of the Raven spin-off, Raven's Home in 2017, CureKurogane thought of a story that takes place in an alternate universe where Raven Baxter and her best friend Chelsea Daniels move to New York and living together after Raven becomes gets a job from Shiro Nakamoto, a world famous yet air-headed, but jolly and caring fashion designer, only to find out that they won't be alone.

It is confirmed by CureKurogane that Raven's Crowd will serve as a crossover spin-off of That's So Raven as well as the other series: The Suite Life series , Shake It Up , Smart Guy and Wizards of Waverly Place where the main characters of the chosen series will reprise as the new roommates of Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels.

Plot[]

In this story, Raven Baxter moves to New York City to start her fashion designing career under the guidance of Nakamoto, a fashion house founded by world famous fashion designer, Shiro Nakamoto. As a result, she finds a nice large apartment where she along with her best friend, Chelsea Daniels move in together. But what they don't know is that the landlord has told them that they will be living with roommates. With her psychic abilities and her chance of becoming a full-fledged fashion designer already in her mind, Raven now must try to get comfortable with the new houseguests she was told by the landlord, leading to crazy adventures and misadventures coming along with them.

Characters[]

  • Raven Baxter (played by Raven-Symoné) - The main character of the series. Raven moved to New York City with Chelsea prior to the show after given the opportunity to rise as the new face of the fashion world under the mentorship of famous designer, Shiro Nakamoto. She is very fashion savvy and also has a talent in interior design, but her biggest trait is her psychic visions, making her "see" small events of the future which could get her into crazy situations and sometimes get Chelsea and the others involved. Her catchphrases for the show are "Oh Snap!", "Gotta go!", and "Ya Nasty!"
  • Chelsea Daniels (played by Annelise van der Pol) - Raven's best friend and second main character of the series. Chelsea moved to New York where she gets to thrive as a famous artist. She is air-headed, and clumsy but is very intelligent as Raven, trying to keep her from getting her into any trouble after having her visions. She is a vegetarian and loves animals in which she brings home a black and white Siberian Husky named Balto, which Raven grows very attached with. Chelsea is very caring and would often try to keep everyone together whenever trouble brews in. Her catchphrases are "This is awkward." and "That makes sense."
  • Rocky Blue (Played by Zendaya) - Rocky is one of the roommates that moves in with Raven and Chelsea. She is a skilled dancer from Chicago, Illinois who had participated in a famous dance show, Shake It Up, Chicago with her best friend, CeCe Jones and stayed for a few seasons until she graduated high school and was accepted to the New York College of the Arts to pursue her dream in music and dancing. Rocky is shown to be the voice-of-reason tries to keep everyone out of trouble, which leads her to getting in trouble in situations. Like Cody, she is an overachiever.
  • Cody Martin (played by Cole Sprouse) - Cody is also one of the newest roommates of Raven and Chelsea. He and his twin brother, Zack Martin lived in the Tipton Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, but he is the total opposite of him. He is very smart and gets all of the highest grades in college and decided to add an additional 2 years to add in his 'perfect attendance'. He is a very skilled cook and often cooks for everyone which is his favorite thing to do and he dreams of becoming a culinary chef and open a restaurant. He isn't athletic (although he eventually gets better later in the series) and very popular with the girls and he often spends most of his time studying or cooking when as his hobbies and whenever he's stressed. He still has his 'blankey' when he was a child, but doesn't carry it around anymore.
  • T.J. Henderson (played by Tahj Mowry) - T.J. is one of the roommates that moved in with Raven and Chelsea. He was once a child prodigy who was transferred to a high school at the tender age of 10 years old due to his IQ of 180, knowing several different languages and having a photographic memory. Originally from Washington D.C., T.J. originally wanted to go to college to become a lawyer because of his intelligence but chooses to become a musician due to him being part of his older brother, Marcus' band but keeps his education on par, earning the highest grades in his classes while pursuing his developed passion for music.
  • Justin Russo (played by David Henrie) - Justin Russo is the last roommate that lives with Raven and Chelsea. A New York native, Justin is a wizard who is the headmaster at WizTech after his favorite headmaster, Professor Crumbs retired after he kept his powers in the end of the Wizard Competition. Like Cody, Justin is highly intelligent, excelling in spellcraft, magical creatures, as well as in in mathematics, history, geography, and robotics which he bonds with Cody over. Aside from his intelligence, he is shown to have a vengeful and naive side, and can be very self-centered at times. He is shown to be gullible, like one time he was interrogated by the government over his magical powers. Justin also knows about psychics after discovering Raven having a vision and he receives her trust after promising that he won't tell anyone about her powers.
  • Robby Ray Stewart - (played by Billy Ray Cyrus, Season 2 - present) - Robby Ray Stewart is a former country singer who had a successful career before retiring to become a father to his two children, Jackson and Miley Stewart. Eventually, he becomes a manager to his daughter who performs under the stage name, Hannah Montana. After his children moved away to start their own lives, Robby Ray moves to New York City where he eventually resides in the same apartment building where Raven, Chelsea and the others are living starting in the second season. He is shown to be a fan of Raven's fashion line which he has one of the jackets she had designed under the request of Miley for his birthday, and eventually knows about her being psychic. Robby Ray eventually opens up a successful restaurant and bar called the Tennessee Hour which Cody begins working as the head chef and TJ starts performing frequently. He serves as a recurring character in the season 2, and becomes part of the main cast in season 3 through season 6.

Minor Characters[]

  • Shiro Nakamoto (played by Peter Shinkoda) -  Shiro is a well-known fashion designer across the globe and is the CEO of the Nakamoto fashion line. He is very eccentric, and a bit air-headed at times, but is very kind-hearted, cheerful, and encouraging to aspiring fashion designers, especially his new apprentice, Raven Baxter who he discovered and offered her to help her get her name out there. Shiro has a weakness for dogs, his favorite breed being the Siberian Husky (which Chelsea has being named Balto), also being a pescatarian, and being a skilled baker. He shares a deep rivalry with Donna Cabonna.

Episodes[]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
  1 30 June 1st, 2017 December 21st, 2017
  2 30 April 5th, 2018 October 25th, 2018
  3 27 May 2nd, 2019 October 31st, 2019
  4 26 June 4th, 2020 November 26th, 2020
  5 35 February 4th, 2021 September 30th, 2021
  6 52 March 3rd, 2022 February 23rd, 2023
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