Look Who's Boss: 17 year-old actress Zendaya, to headline and co-produce family comedy
DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS “K.C. UNDERCOVER,”
A NEW FAMILY COMEDY SERIES STARRING TEEN SUPERSTAR ZENDAYA
(Via Press Release) 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.
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.”
“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 Corinne Marshall and is executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein. Zendaya is co-producer. It is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, LLC.