Thursday, May 28, 2020

'Step Up' Revived by Starz After Cancellation on YouTube

The Step Up original series is officially returning. Today, it was announced that Starz has picked up the drama for a new 10-episode season. The first two seasons aired on YouTube Premium before being cancelled last year. In the YouTube iteration, the show was titled Step Up: High Water. The subtitle has now been dropped.

Inspired by the feature film franchise of the same name, the drama follows Sage Odom as the legendary founder of Atlanta's famed High Water Performing Arts and Collette, his partner in High Water and in life.

The drama stars Ne-Yo, Naya Rivera, Petrice Jones, Faizon Love, Marcus Mitchell, Jade Chynoweth, Carlito Olivero, Terrence Green, Eric Graise and Kendra Oyesanya.

Furthermore, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Lucifer) has joined the cast for the upcoming third season.

Holly Sorenson created the drama. She executive produces with Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, Erik Feig and Bill Brown. Lionsgate Television produces.

"The latest installment of Step Up not only reimagines the entire franchise but is filled with high energy, lots of heart and electrifying dance moves, and we're very excited to reunite the talented cast and creative teams for another great season," said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. "This collaboration underscores our ability to work successfully across our businesses to supply premium content to Starz."

"Holly and her team have created a new and dynamic iteration of the series that captures the hallmarks that have made the Step Up franchise so successful and elevates the storytelling for the premium, global audience," added Christina Davis, Head of Originals, Starz. "This, coupled with the worldwide appeal of the multitalented, multicultural cast, will make this series a great addition to our slate."