Thursday, November 7, 2013
Disney Channel Greenlights Comedy Pilot Starring ‘Shake It Up’s Zendaya
Disney Channel has greenlighted a pilot for the project, which centers on 16-year-old Katy Cooper (Zendaya), an outspoken and confident technology wiz and skilled black belt, who discovers that both her parents are spies with aspirations that she will follow in their footsteps. Shake It Up! exec producer Rob Lotterstein wrote the shooting script for the pilot, while the original script was penned by Corinne Marshall. Filming is slated to begin in early 2014 for 2014-15 season consideration. Disney is making a big bet on 17-year-old actress-singer-dancer Zendaya. When Disney Channel in July made the decision to end Shake Up, it signed a deal with Zendaya to headline an original movie for the channel, the upcoming Zapped. It is now being followed by a series starring vehicle with Super Awesome Katie. Additionally, Zendaya competed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars last season and is signed by Disney’s Hollywood Records. The Shake It Up finale this Sunday will feature a new music from her.
Sidebar: This little girl is going to be a BIG STAR one day. I know she already is, but I mean shewill be an A lister as an adult. Mark my words. You heard here 1st, well I'm probably the millionth person to say that, but you get what I mean.