Netflix is producing a new musical animated comedy Steps, from Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions and will feature a script and music by Emmy Award Nominees Riki Lindhome (co-creator of Another Period) and Kate Micucci (co-creators of Garfunkel & Oates). Lindhome and Micucci will also oversee the music.
Directed by Alyce Tzue (Student Academy Award winner for Soar), Steps is a spin on the classic Cinderella story, two stepsisters are overlooked for marriage by the Prince and embark on an epic journey, realizing that their own perfect fairytales might be different from what they originally thought.
Tzue says, “Our step sisters are a pair of young Asian immigrants to a fairytale world, and their journey navigating the pressures of their kingdom to ultimately arrive at their true dream is a story that resonates deep inside my heart. Especially in light of the terrible acts of erasure against the Asian community, I am grateful to be working with this incredible team on a project where I feel so seen. We can’t wait to bring STEPS to the world!”
Poehler adds, “We are so excited to be working with Netflix and the great Riki, Kate and Alyce on this joyful and much needed story.”
Steps deepens Poehler’s relationship with Netflix. She made her directorial debut with Wine Country in 2019 and most recently directed Moxie which premiered on Netflix March 3.
Poehler and Kim Lessing for Paper Kite Productions; Jane Hartwell (The Croods) will produce with Lindhome and Micucci executive producing.
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