Amy Poehler is developing Steps, an animated musical based on Cinderella’s stepsisters, for Netflix. Tell the story through the eyes of the villains.
Amy Poehler is developing a naughty new musical titled, Steps, based on the Cinderella story we all know and love. Since you hosted the weekend update on Saturday night To live and creating Parks and Recreation, Poehler has taken on more production roles lately. The comedian helped Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson realize their vision of Wide city and most recently he directed and produced the film, Moxie, for Netflix.
CBR reports that Poehler is working on an animated musical for Netflix that rethinks a classic fairy tale from the perspective of its most hated characters. The concept resembles the hit musical, Evil, based on a best-selling novel by Gregory Macguire, which retells the story of The Wizard of Oz with sympathy for the Wicked Witch of the West. Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates) will write the script, which will be directed by Alyce Tzue. Lindhome will also write the music for the film with her comedy partner, Kate Miccucci, and they will both serve as executive producers.
Poehler says that she “I’m so excited to be working with Netflix and the greats Riki, Kate, and Alyce on this joyous and much-needed story.. “With Poehler, Lindhome and Miccucci involved, the project will likely have a sense of humor behind it. Tzue’s award-winning Pixar-style animated short film, Soar, It beautifully captures a whimsical interaction, so your direction can add some heart to the story. Tzue’s statement emphasizes the contemporary relevance of the musical:
Our stepsisters are a pair of young Asian immigrants in a fairytale world, and their journey navigating the pressures of their kingdom to finally reach their true dream is a story that resonates deep in my heart. Especially in light of the terrible erasure acts against the Asian community, I am grateful to be working with this incredible team on a project that I feel so much seen on. We can’t wait to bring Steps to the world!
Netflix synopsis for Steps says the following:
In a twist on the classic Cinderella story, the Prince overlooks two stepsisters to marry and they embark on an epic journey, realizing that their own perfect fairy tales might be different than they originally thought.
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