February 24, 2017


Kesha To Star in 'Highly Gifted' Animated Series

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Kesha is taking her talents to the silver screen, as she will star in Maker Studios’ new animated series Highly Favored, The Wrap reports. Drake Bell (Ultimate Spider-Man, Drake & Josh) and Ron Funches (Undateable, Powerless) are set to be the pop star's co-stars.

The comedy will be a semi-autobiographical show based on the Lehrer Boys, two brothers known for their original hand-drawn cartoons. According to The Wrap, it will follow their experience being in 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." Daniel and Jeremy Lehrer confirmed the show's news on Instagram.

As for Kesha's character? She will voice as progressive activist Tess, who likes to lecture everyone about income inequality and environmental justice. Bell is Alan, an "uber-dork" who gives great advice; while Funches is set to play Jerry, a nerd who has a passion for Monty Python.

There is currently no word on when Highly Gifted will air or begin production. But the series marks Kesha's full-fledged step into TV land, as she briefly appeared in 2015's Jem and the Holograms and last summer's Bad Moms. The singer is also trying to release a bevy of new songs for a possible album.

Below, listen to Fuse's Pop Chat podcast roundtable discussion about the pop singer below: