The Step Up franchise, which has produced five (wonderful) films, is coming to YouTube. No, the best dance clips from the movies aren’t making their way onto the video service (they’re already there!)—Step Up has been acquired by YouTube Red as a scripted series.
This move is meant to help the Google-owned YouTube Red bulk up as a viable streaming service to compete with Netflix and Hulu, among many others. According to the New York Times, Lionsgate will give YouTube Red 10 episodes, each 45 minutes long, for a full season of dance drama.
Channing Tatum will also serve as an executive producer of the series, which will featured YouTube stars as dancers and actors. Tatum starred in the original Step Up back in 2006, and the series will reportedly be set in a performing arts high school, like the first film.
Step Up is slated to debut on YouTube Red next year. For those wondering, Step Up 2 The Streets is probably the most well-rounded of the Step Up films, although Step Up Revolution is the most silly fun.
Watch Step Up vet tWitch get Fuse a dance lesson below: