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Channing Tatum and Wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum Are Producing a New 'Step Up' Series

10 years later, the Tatums are headed back to where it all began.

Channing Tatum and Wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum Are Producing a New 'Step Up' Series
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In 2006, Step Up joined the ranks of the most beloved dance movies of all time, but it would have been nothing without its modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan met on the set of the film, got married three years later, and brought daughter Everly into the world shortly thereafter. The movie has a special place in their hearts, so it's no surprise the couple has partnered with YouTube to bring a Step Up TV series to life.

Channing Tatum and Wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum Are Producing a New 'Step Up' Series
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As part of its newly launched premium subscription program YouTube Red, the site has purchased the rights to Step Up from Lionsgate with the intention of rebooting the story for its paying customers.

According to Deadline, the project was announced at online video festival Vidcon. YouTube’s global head of original content Susanne Daniels expressed enthusiasm about the site's "first full-fledged, big-budget original drama series":

"I’ve been a fan of the Step Up movies for years and always believed the films would translate into an awesome original series," she said. "We know that dance is a hugely successful global category on YouTube, so I’m excited to have a series rooted in such an enormously popular genre on our platform."

This Step Up reboot is especially notable as most of YouTube's original content has been an offshoot of very popular existing channels like Pewdiepie, Smosh, and Rhett and Link. The company is reportedly taking this big-budget leap because the genre of dance is a big crowd-pleaser.

Working alongside the Tatums will be Step Up's original producers Jennifer Gibgot, Adam Shankman, and Meredith Milton, so we can be sure it'll have that flair we loved the first time around.

Channing Tatum and Wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum Are Producing a New 'Step Up' Series
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Now the question is, who will be our new Tyler and Nora?

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