Cartoon Network Studios announced today that it has begun development on the coming-of-age musical comedy series Battu from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry (Hair Love) and director/animator/writer Chaz Bottoms (Dear John: Legendary Love Letters).
Here is what we know about the project right now:
Logline: From the French ballet term beat, Battu follows teenagers Otis and Jada, two gifted dancers in Chicago whose free-spirit and individuality often leave them as outsiders in the rigid world of mainstream dance. Together they find a home at a struggling hiplet (a style of dance combining hip-hop and ballet) studio and a family among the studio’s troupe of dancers and
instructors. The series will explore themes of courage, self-empowerment, inclusiveness, perseverance, and the power of friendship.