Disney Channel has greenlit the live-action comedy series Ant Farm, starring new talent China McClain.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 12-year-old plays middle schooler Chyna Sparks, a musical prodigy who gets into a gifted program called Accelerated Natural Talent at the local high school. Along with her fellow "ANTs," she must navigate the halls of a new school of older kids who're not particularly fond of grade-skipping newbies.

The 13-episode project also stars Sierra McCormick (Ramona and Beezus), Jake Short (Dexter), Stefanie Scott (Flipped) and Zach Steel.

The pilot was written by Dan Signer and directed by Bob Koherr.