AceShowbiz - Your favorite dance movie "Step Up" is brought to small screen. A series based on the hit film franchise is coming to YouTube with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, who starred in the first movie, on board as executive producers.
YouTube has given the project a vote of confidence, ordering it straight to series. Production is set to begin later this year and the show is slated to debut next year on YouTube Red. It marks the video service's first full-fledged, big-budget original drama series.
The "Step Up" series is described as a heart-pounding, sexy, music-filled drama about dancers in a contemporary performing arts school. No cast is announced yet, as Tatum and his wife are not expected to reprise their roles on screen. The movies' producers Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milton are also going to exec produce the series.
The original "Step Up" movie was released in 2006 and garnered a total of $114 million worldwide. It has spawned four sequels, "Step Up 2: The Streets" (2008), "Step Up 3-D" (2010), "Step Up Revolution" (2012) and "Step Up: All In" (2014).