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.)
Directed by Alyce Tzue (Student Academy Award ® winner for Soar), the producers of the film are Amy Poehler and Kim Lessing for Paper Kite Productions, and Jane Hartwell (The Croods). Also Riki Lindhome, and Kate Micucci will serve as executive producers.
The official synopsis of the film says, "In 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."
"Our stepsisters 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!" said Alyce Tzue.
“We are so excited to be working with Netflix and the great Riki, Kate, and Alyce on this joyful and much-needed story,” said Amy Poehler.
"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 on March 3rd.
"Steps" joins Netflix’s fast-growing original slate of animated features which includes Academy Award-nominated Klaus, Kris Pearn’s The Willoughbys, Academy Award Nominated Over the Moon from Glen Keane; as well as the Fall 2021 comedy Back to the Outback directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 ½: A Space-Age Adventure, Chris Williams’ The Sea Beast, Henry Selick’s Wendell & Wild, Nora Twomey’s My Father’s Dragon, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Wendy Rogers’ The Magician’s Elephant, Minkyu Lee’s The Witch Boy, Lupita Nyong’o’s Sulwe, an Aardman sequel to Chicken Run, as well as a Redwall film and event series.
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