Starz waltzes into Blackpool

US premium cablenet Starz is developing an original scripted series about competitive ballroom dancing set in northern English seaside resort of Blackpool.

Dancer siblings Julianne and Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars) will act as head choreographers and executive producers on Blackpool.

The show will revolve around a prestigious annual ballroom competition and will look into dark themes such as the dancers’ obsessions with winning.

“The world of ballroom dance has captivated millions of people around the world, and there are no more recognisable superstars in this arena than Julianne and Derek,” sais Carmi Zlotnik, Starz’s managing director.

“Their experiences growing up in this highly competitive world are riveting and also shocking. There is much more to uncover than what we see on the dance floor.”



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