Actress Zoe Kravitz is known to many for her role as Robyn “Rob” Brooks in the Hulu series High Fidelity and as Bonnie in the HBO drama Big Little Lies, as well as her roles in films such as Divergent, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Fantastic Beasts, X-Men: First Class and Mad Max: Fury Road. Now, the actress is trading in her live-action credentials for the realm of animation.
Deadline is exclusively reporting that Kravitz is set to lead and executive produce India Sage Wilson’s coming-of-age animated series, Phatty Patty, for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios.
Wilson, who will also executive produce, based the animated series on her own life experience growing up as a biracial girl.
Per the report,Phatty Patty chronicles the adventures of Patty Palecki, a 9-year old girl coming of age during the early 2000s when teen pop reigned supreme and Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera ruled the music charts. With dreams of music stardom of her own, Patty’s life heads for a tail spin when she discovers Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is not her biological father.
Terence Carter and David Boorstein will executive produce the series on behalf of Westbrook Studios.
Kravitz is also slated to appear as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and Steven Soderbergh’s thriller, KIMI.
Wilson has written on The CW’s Dynasty and ABC’s Big Sky. She also has several features in development.