Japanese pop-metal sensation Babymetal has nabbed a deal for an original shortform series from Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content and Japan’s Amuse Inc’s subsidiary, Amuse USA. Key Kobayashi, Babymetal’s manager and creator, is also producing. The combination live-action and animated project is currently in development, and will take viewers inside the magical world of heavy metal music as it comes under attack. Warrior band Babymetal, fronted by three teenage girls, must save the day. The series will also feature new live-action performances from the group, who will enter the animated world through a secret portal. The group has received global acclaim, and will go on tour in the U.K. with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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