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[05/22/18 - 08:03 AM]
YouTube Orders Second Season of Lionsgate Hit Dance Drama Series "Step Up: High Water"
Series regulars Naya Rivera and Faizon Love are set to return in the second season of the 10-episode, hour long series which begins production in the fall and debuts on YouTube Premium in 2019.

[via press release from YouTube]

YOUTUBE ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF LIONSGATE HIT DANCE DRAMA SERIES "STEP UP: HIGH WATER"

NAYA RIVERA AND FAIZON LOVE RETURN IN SERIES INSPIRED BY GLOBAL MOVIE PHENOMENON

Santa Monica and Los Angeles, CA - May 22, 2018 - YouTube announced that it has ordered a second season of the popular dance drama series STEP UP: HIGH WATER from global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B). Since its debut on January 31, the first episode of STEP UP: HIGH WATER has generated over 22 million views. Series regulars Singer/Actress Naya Rivera (Glee) and Actor/Comedian Faizon Love (Couples Retreat, Elf) are set to return in the second season of the 10-episode, hour long series which begins production in the fall and debuts on YouTube Premium in 2019.

In season one, STEP UP: HIGH WATER focuses on several ambitious young dancers in a contemporary performing arts school in Atlanta. Sage Odom (Ne-Yo) is the legendary founder of Atlanta's famed High Water Performing Arts School. Collette (Naya Rivera), is a former dancer turned High Water administrator whose passion for her students is only matched by her history with Sage, and secrets of her own. Dancers "Janelle" (Lauryn McClain) and "Tal" (Petrice Jones), are twins who are uprooted from suburban Ohio to live with their Uncle Al (Faizon Love). As the pair settle into their new home, new school, and new life they face big challenges. The cast of series regulars, all returning for a second season, include Marcus Mitchell as "Dondre," Jade Chynoweth as "Odalie," Carlito Olivero as "Davis," Terrence Green as "Rigo," Eric Graise as "King," and Kendra Oyesanya as "Poppy."

STEP UP: HIGH WATER is created and executive produced by showrunner Holly Sorensen (Recovery Road, Make It Or Break It). Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milton, all producers of the original Step Up films, executive produced season one, along with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, who both co-starred in the original Step Up film. All will be returning to executive produce for the second season.

"With Step Up: High Water, we wanted to create a dramatic series that reflects the world where the YouTube audience lives -- it's diverse, vibrant and authentic. The energy from the talented teams in front of and behind the camera brought this dance drama to life and pulled viewers in right from the start," said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. "We look forward to working with Lionsgate, Holly Sorensen and the full ensemble of actors, choreographers, writers, directors and creative minds behind this series for another exciting season."

"We're thrilled to be partnering with our friends at YouTube and the amazing cast and creative team of Step Up: High Water on the show's second season," said Lionsgate Executive Vice President and Head of Worldwide Scripted Television Chris Selak. "Following the success of our film franchise and the series' first season, we look forward to bringing audiences more of the bold, exhilarating content for which Step Up has become known."

"Working with dazzlingly diverse writers, directors, cast and crew to re-imagine Step Up in a grittier, grounded incarnation has been the most gratifying job of my life," said Holly Sorensen. "It's wonderful that so many are connecting to the passion and true talent Step Up: High Water embodies, and I cannot wait for the fans to see what we have in store for season two."

STEP UP: HIGH WATER is based on the Lionsgate film franchise that grossed $650 million at the global box office. The original Step Up (2006) featured Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. Four more films followed in quick succession - Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up: 3D, Step Up: Revolution and Step Up: All In - as the franchise grew into a wildly popular global dance and film phenomenon. The last three films of the Step Up series were released by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label.

Viewers can watch Season One of Step Up: High Water exclusively on YouTube Red on the Step Up: High Water channel. #StepUpSeries | @StepUpSeries

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ABOUT YOUTUBE

Launched in May 2005, YouTube's mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories. YouTube is a Google company.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate's content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company's worldwide consumer base.





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