Steps: Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Alyce Tzue team up with Amy Poehler for Netflix musical
James R | On 31, Mar 2021
Amy Poehler is teaming up with Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci and Alyce Tzue for Steps, an animated musical for Netflix.
The comedy, from Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, is in the works at the streamer. It will feature a script and music by Emmy award nominees Lindhome (co-creator of Another Period) and Micucci (co-creators of Garfunkel & Oates).
In a spin on the classic Cinderella story, Steps follows two stepsisters who are overlooked for marriage by the Prince and embark on an epic journey, realising that their own perfect fairytales might be different from what they originally thought.
Written by Lindhome, with music by both, the project is produced by Amy Poehler and Kim Lessing for Paper Kite Productions, and by Jane Hartwell (The Croods). Lindhome and Micucci will exec-produce. It will be directed by Alyce Tzue (Student Academy Award winner for Soar).
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 3rd.