Snapchat to Debut First Fully-Animated Show 'Highly Gifted' (VIDEO)

Jeff Pfeiffer

A scene from the new Snapchat animated series Highly Gifted

Snapchat, the popular messaging app/social network, is debuting its first full-animated show, Highly Gifted, on Saturday, March 17.

The eight-episode comedy is based on The Lehrer Boys’ (the comedy and satire team of identical twin brothers Jeremy and Daniel Lehrer) socially challenged high-school years.

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According to a release, the brothers grew up in a large family in Los Angeles where the emphasis was on academic excellence, classical music, fine art, and other activities "designed not to get them laid." The Lehrers created and produced Highly Gifted as a semi-autobiographical show based on their years 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 mysterious social rites and ceremonies.

Check out a teaser preview of Highly Gifted here:

Pop star Kesha, actor Drake Bell, comedian Ron Funches, actor Nat Faxon, actor Josh Brener and comedian Jamie Curry headline the voice cast for the series.

Highly Gifted episodes will air weekly exclusively on Snapchat's Discover page (shows on Discover are described as "premium, original TV-like content produced for a mobile-first audience"). New episodes debut Saturdays, and previously released episodes will be available using Snapchat's Search feature.

Highly Gifted, New episodes available Saturdays beginning March 17 on Snapchat's Discover page.

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