"Step Up" Is Becoming a YouTube Red Series with an Amazing Cast
Bless Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum for understanding that our Step Up love burns with a flame that will never die. It’s just been announced that the magical twosome are executive producing “Step Up: High Water,” a new series based on the Step Up franchise coming to YouTube Red this fall. And as you’d expect of a Tatum family production, the dancing looks like it’s going to be very, very legit.
The 10-episode drama will revolve around students at the (fictional) High Water Performing Arts School in Atlanta. Our “Glee” love Naya Rivera will play a former dancer who’s now an administrator at the school, and who has a bit of a history with the school’s founder, played by Ne-Yo. None other than Jade Chynoweth will appear as a series regular, and the cast also includes Disney phenom Lauryn McClain and commercial queen Kendra Oyesanya.
“Step Up: High Water” is YouTube Red’s first large-budget original drama. We’re pretty excited that they decided to invest big in such a dance-y project. (And in #TeamTatum. #TeamTatum is always a good bet.)
Obviously we’ll be all over this story, but follow @stepupseries for up-to-the-minute info about the show.