We feared we would never see the day, but the beloved Step Up franchise is getting a reboot! The dance-centric films that launched Channing Tatum’s career (and his relationship with Jenna Dewan Tatum) a decade ago are about to be given a new life on YouTube.
YouTube Red, the site’s Google-owned streaming service, on Thursday announced plans to produce a scripted series based on the wildly successful franchise and—most importantly—that the dancing Tatums are onboard as executive producers for the project.
According to The New York Times the series will be set at a performing arts high school and similar in tone to the first of the five Step Up movies. Interestingly, the series will feature YouTube stars as both actors and dancers. Lionsgate has ordered 10 45-minute episodes and the show will debut in 2017 as the streaming service’s first original scripted series.
To say that the Tatums have been busy lately would be an understatement. In addition to a Step Up reboot, the pair is also hard at work producing a brand-new dance competition show for NBC. Channing is also in the midst of bringing a live Magic Mike show to the stage in Vegas, which is set to preview next March.
We’re calling it now: 2017 is destined to be the year of The Tatums.