Netflix And Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Team On New Animated Feature ‘Steps’; Newcomer Alyce Tzue To Direct

This latest project deepens Poehler’s relationship with Netflix after making her directorial debut with Wine Country in 2019 and most recently directing Moxie, which premiered March 3 on Netflix.
She recently landed the Student Academy Award winner for her film Soar. Even though this marks her first major feature, Netflix and Paper Kites clearly see Tzue as a rising star.
Steps joins Netflix’s fast-growing original slate of animated features that includes the Oscar-nominated Klaus, Kris Pearn’s The Willoughbys, the Oscar-nominated Over the Moon from Glen Keane and the fall 2021 comedy Back to the Outback directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps.” />
Micucci's credits include her being a co-creator on Garfunkel & Oates. Lindhome is best known as the co-creator of the Comedy Central show Another Period.
"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. "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," said Tzue. We can’t wait to bring Steps to the world."
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is in development on the new animated musical Steps, with Amy Poehler producing and Alyce Tzue set to make her directing debut.
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. The story is a spin on the classic Cinderella story.
Poehler and Paper Kite are repped by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern; Tzue is repped by Gotham Group; and Lindhome is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and Ginsburg Daniels LLP.
“We are so excited to be working with Netflix and the great Riki, Kate and Alyce on this joyful and much-needed story,” Poehler said.
Lindhome and Micucci also will exec produce and writing all the music in addition to overseeing it. Poehler will produce through her Paper Kite Productions banner along with her partner Kim Lessing, with The Croods producer Jane Hartwell also producing. Riki Lindhome will pen the script from a story she wrote with Kate Micucci.

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