Raven returns to CBBC

Raven returns to CBBC

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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Aisha Toussaint as Raven. (Credit: BBC/Alan Peebles)

Children's adventure show Raven returns to CBBC for a new series and with a new lead character. 

The original show ran for eight years, finishing in 2010.

Aisha Toussaint (River City) has been cast as Raven, taking over from the original Raven James Mackenzie, who will make an appearance during a quest to find an Ultimate Warrior.

The new series expands and develops the format of the original to make it appeal to a whole new audience, with action-filled challenges and interesting stories.

Toussaint said she was thrilled to be the new Raven, “I used to dream of one day being a warrior contestant; I never for a second imagined that I'd one day be Raven. My 11-year-old self would be gobsmacked!"

The warriors will undertake a series of mental and physical challenges, competing to be named Ultimate Warrior in the hope of helping Raven defeat her nemesis Nevar in the Ultimate Battle.

More than 2000 young people aged 9-13 applied to take compete as warriors, with just 16 places available.

Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC said: “Raven has always inspired a passionate and loyal following from CBBC fans and it's clear from the number of children keen to participate in the new series that its enduring and powerful appeal lives on. The return of Raven has caused great excitement and we wait with anticipation to meet the new cast and immerse ourselves in this legendary battle.”

The series will air later this year.


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Children's adventure show Raven returns to CBBC for a new series and with a new lead character.