Pop star Kesha is set to star in Maker Studios’ new animated series “Highly Gifted,” TheWrap has learned.
The “Tik Tok” singer will be joined by Drake Bell and Ron Funches in the comedy project from the Lehrer Boys.
“Highly Gifted” is a semi-autobiographical show based on the Lehrer brothers’ years of being shunted to highly-gifted programs, where they existed in a precarious intellectual bubble within the larger school — an exotic and forbidden world, where people went on dates, attended sporting events, partied, and engaged in other exotic and mysterious rites and ceremonies.
Kesha will play Tess, described as a progressive activist who lectures everyone about income inequality and environmental justice from her parent’s immense mansion and six-car-garage; Bell will play Alan, a cheerfully supportive uber-dork who is always there with awful social advice for his best-bud, Dave; and Funches will voice Jerry, a nerd with enough sense to know that you have to bury your nerdy passion for clipper ships and Monty Python under a veneer of basketball lingo and high-fives.
“Highly Gifted” was packaged by CAA, who also represented the Lehrer Boys, Kesha and Funches. Bell is represented by Commercial Talent and Don Buchwald & Associates.