Ne-Yo to star in Step Up revivial series

Ne-Yo (Getty Images)
Ne-Yo (Getty Images)

Cape Town – The Step Up franchise is getting the series treatment. 

YouTube Red Originals is currently working on a revival series.

The streaming service announced last year that they had plans to bring the dance film series to the small screen. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter production for the 10-episode drama has begun.

Step Up: High Water centres on Atlanta's famed High Water Performing Arts School.

Singer Ne-Yo joins the cast as Sage Odom the founder of the school while Glee alum Naya Rivera will play a former student turned administrator.

Lauryn McClain, is an ambitious dancer navigating the Atlanta hip-hop scene after she and her twin brother Tal (Petrice Jones) are uprooted from suburban Ohio to live with their Uncle Al (Faizon Love). 

The pair meet Dondre (Marcus Mitchell) who introduces them to Atlanta’s party scene where they learn that High Water is auditioning dancers.

Other cast members include: Jade Chynoweth, Carlito Olivero, Terrence Green, Marcos Taylor and newcomers Eric Graise and Kendra Oyesanya.

The series is expected to hit the service later this year.