Drama “Step Up,” which is inspired by the film franchise and aired on YouTube for two seasons, has been revived by Starz. The now upcoming third season, titled “Step Up: High Water,” will consist of 10 episodes, which will bring back several characters from the show’s first two seasons, while “expanding the scope and storytelling.” Additionally, Tricia Helfer (“Lucifer”) has joined the cast as a character named Erin.
“[Series creator] Holly [Sorensen] 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 of original programming at Starz. “This, coupled with the worldwide appeal of the multi-talented, multicultural cast, will make this series a great addition to our slate.””
Step Up” 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.
The series also stars Petrice Jones, Faizon Love, Marcus Mitchell, Jade Chynoweth, Carlito Olivero, Terrence Green, Eric Graise and Kendra Oyesanya.