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The fans of Step Up: High Water, the series on YouTube were in for a major shock when it was confirmed that the show has been cancelled on YouTube.
Good news for them has now come in as Starz is resuscitating the dance series. The cabler has revived scripted drama Step Up, a year after the series was canceled at YouTube and shopped to new buyers. The move, which will see the dance drama reimagined for a premium outlet, makes sense given that it is produced and owned by Starz parent company Lionsgate.
Step Up becomes the second YouTube castoff to find a new home after the streamer pulled out of scripted originals; On Becoming a God in Central Florida moved to Showtime ahead of its planned YouTube premiere. Starz, like other broadcast, cable and streaming outlets, has been making a concerted push to own all of its programming. The first two seasons of the YouTube series will also be available on Starz platforms ahead of the new series. A premiere date has not yet been determined.
"The latest installment of Step Up not only reimagines the entire franchise but is filled with high energy, lots of heart and electrifying dance moves, and we’re very excited to reunite the talented cast and creative teams for another great season,” said Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs. “This collaboration underscores our ability to work successfully across our businesses to supply premium content to Starz.”