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Julianne & Derek Hough to Produce Ballroom Dancing Series for Starz

February 26
9:57 2013

Julianne & Derek Hough to Produce Ballroom Dancing Series for Starz

Starz announced today that the company has partnered with actor, dancer and singer Julianne Hough (Safe Haven, Rock of Ages and Footloose), and dance champion and actor Derek Hough ("Dancing with the Stars") to develop for Starz "Blackpool," a new original series set in the world of international competitive ballroom dancing. The pair will executive produce and serve as head choreographers for the series, drawing on years of first-hand experience as competitors and world dance champions. The series revolves around the prestigious annual ballroom competition in Blackpool, England and will explore the dancer's obsession with perfection and the darker side of the glamorous world of ballroom dance, which has captured the fascination of audiences around the world.

"The world of ballroom dance has captivated millions of people around the world, and there are no more recognizable superstars in this arena than Julianne and Derek," says Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. "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."

Julianne Hough says, "Derek and I are thrilled to be working with Starz. We feel that their passion and the style, and quality of their programming provide the perfect environment to capture the true essence of this world that Derek and I know so well and means so much to us."

"I cannot wait to give audiences a fictionalized view of the world that I experienced growing up," says Derek Hough. "Viewers are going to see a twisted, sexy, funny, dark and passionate side of the drama and politics in the world of ballroom dance that delves deeper than spray tans and sequins."

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