Julianne & Derek To Produce Blackpool Series for Starz
Julianne and her brother Derek Hough are branching out into television production with this morning’s exciting announcement of a new series for Starz, Blackpool.
The dancing siblings will executive produce the scripted series that shows a fictionalized view of the dance world they both grew up in, which included the prestigious annual ballroom dance competition in Blackpool, England.
The series will explore the dancer’s obsession with perfection and the darker side of the glamorous world of ballroom dance. “Derek and I are thrilled to be working with Starz. We feel that their passion and the style, and quality of their programming provide the perfect environment to capture the true essence of this world that Derek and I know so well and means so much to us,” says Julianne.
Adds Derek, “I cannot wait to give audiences a fictionalized view of the world that I experienced growing up. Viewers are going to see a twisted, sexy, funny, dark and passionate side of the drama and politics in the world of ballroom dance that delves deeper than spray tans and sequins.”
More details will be announced shortly. Check back here for updates!
In the meantime, check out The Hollywood Reporter article on “Blackpool.”