She will lead the new comedy “K.C. Undercover” (originally titled “Super Awesome Katy”)!!!
In the series, set to premiere in early 2015, she stars as K.C. Cooper, a high school student training to follow in her parents’ footsteps as an undercover spy.
Kadeem Hardison (“A Different World”) and Tammy Townsend (“The Client List”) will be playing her parents, Craig and Kira Cooper. The show also stars Kamil McFadden (“House of Payne”) and Veronica Dunne (“Our Wild Hearts”). Production is set to begin this summer, and Zendaya will also receive a co-producer title on the show.
Miss Z will be working again with creator/executive producer Rob Lotterstein, who was also behind “Shake It Up.”
He said about Zendaya:
I’ve worked with her since she was 12 years old, and have witnessed her blossom into such a beautiful, talented and funny actress.
Corrine Marshall created the comedy.
Each episode of “K.C. Undercover” will center on the Cooper family as they contend with everyday familial issues — while also performing missions to save the country.
Adam Bonnett, Disney Channel’s executive vice president of original programming talked about the new series:
This show has all of the Disney Channel attributes. Family, friendship, humor and heart from the point of view of an incredibly talented and relatable teenage girl.
Zendaya posted this photo via her Instagram.
OH – SO HAPPY about this news!!!
Press release from Disney Channel:
DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS “K.C. UNDERCOVER,”
A NEW FAMILY COMEDY SERIES STARRING TEEN SUPERSTAR ZENDAYA
Popular actress and recording artist Zendaya (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Shake It Up”) will headline and co-produce a new series for kids and families, the live-action spy comedy “K.C. Undercover,” it was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. The multi-camera series, executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein (“Shake it Up”), begins production this summer in Los Angeles for an early 2015 premiere on Disney Channel.
The comedy focuses on K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz who’s training to be an undercover super spy, following in the footsteps of her parents. Each episode finds the Coopers balancing typical family issues while performing undercover missions to protect the country.
Bonnett said, “Zendaya and Rob Lotterstein are a powerhouse combination to produce Disney Channel’s next action-driven sitcom. This show has all of the Disney Channel attributes – family, friendship, humor and heart all from the point of view of an incredibly talented and relatable teenage girl.”
Zendaya became a global star through Disney Channel’s series “Shake It Up” and she went on to capture the hearts of viewers on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” She next stars in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Zapped,” premiering Friday, June 27 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). Her debut album “Zendaya” on Hollywood Records yielded the platinum hit single “Replay.”
Lotterstein said, “I’m excited to be working with Zendaya again. I’ve worked with her since she was 12-years-old and have witnessed her blossom into such a beautiful, talented and funny actress. She truly kicks butt in this series – literally and figuratively,” noted Lotterstein.
“K.C. Undercover” also stars Kadeem Hardison (“Static Shock,” “A Different World”) and Tammy Townsend (“The Client List”) as K.C.’s parents Craig and Kira Cooper; Kamil McFadden (“House of Payne”) as Ernie, the youngest of the Cooper family; and Veronica Dunne (“Our Wild Hearts”) as K.C.’s best friend Marisa.
“K.C. Undercover” was created by Corrine Marshall and is executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein. Zendaya is co-producer. It is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, LLC.
Photo credit: DISNEY CHANNEL/ Eric McCandless