Youtube is making its first big scripted series bet, giving a straight-to-series order to Step Up, a drama series from Lionsgate TV based on the film franchise that grossed $650 million at the global box office. The show will begin production next month and will debut on YouTube Red next year as the subscription 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. Channng Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, who co-starred in the original Step Up film, will executive produce the series adaptation along with the movies’ producers Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milton.
An open casting call has gone out seeking talent two actors/dancers to work as leads on the new the series.
Tal – Open Call
18-21 years. BI-RACIAL. Skinny, smart, with a quick witted sense of humor. He is gay, but doesn’t advertise that fact nor does he hide it. Has a higher IQ and EQ than his ambitious, powerhouse twin sister Janelle. A talented ballet/contemporary dancer, Tal initially loves dance just to make sense of the world and ground himself – though he is terrified at performing publicly and therefore can’t really see it as a career. PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THE AGE AND DESCRIPTION OF THIS ROLE.
Janelle – Open Call
18-21 years. BI-RACIAL. Beautiful, determined and insanely motivated dancer who was a rock star in her small town as the head cheerleader more… of the states biggest hip hop cheer squad. A self-centered young woman who doesn’t waste much sympathy on people. Initially feels like a fish out of water when she arrives in her new home in Atlanta. PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THE AGE AND DESCRIPTION OF THIS ROLE.
Click here to review the dance routine and music required for submitting your self-taped video.
To submit please visit https://www.castittalent.com/step_up_ep_101 and follow the steps.
*Submission deadline: April 24th 2017
*Shoot Dates: May through September 2017
Source: Cast It Talent