Starz has ordered a new season of the Step Up series from creator and executive producer Holly Sorenson and Lionsgate Television. On Starz, the series will feature many popular characters from previous seasons of the series, while expanding the scope and storytelling as a 10-episode Starz Original series.
“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,” said Christina Davis, President, Original Programming for Starz. “This, coupled with the worldwide appeal of the multi-talented, multicultural cast, will make this series a great addition to our slate.”
Inspired by the Step Up Lionsgate film franchise, the series centers on Sage Odom (Ne-Yo) as the legendary founder of Atlanta’s famed High Water Performing Arts School and Collette (Naya Rivera), his partner in High Water and in life. The upcoming season will see Sage, Colette, and their relationship challenged as they face criminal charges, financial ruin, and powerful political enemies who want to destroy Sage and High Water.
Tricia Helfer, who joins the series this season will portray “Erin,” alongside stars Ne-Yo and Naya Rivera and returning series regulars including Petrice Jones as “Tal,” Faizon Love as “Uncle Al,” Marcus Mitchell as “Dondre,”” Jade Chynoweth as “Odalie,” Carlito Olivero as “Davis,” Terrence Green as “Rigo,” Eric Graise as “King,” and Kendra Oyesanya as “Poppy.”
The first two hit seasons will be available exclusively on the Starz App and On Demand prior to the launch of the new season.