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Hough siblings bring dance scripted drama 'Blackpool' to Starz

By April MacIntyre Feb 26, 2013, 19:30 GMT

Hough siblings bring dance scripted drama 'Blackpool' to Starz

Julianne Hough - London, UK © Landmark / PR Photos

The Hough siblings bring their dance expertise to a new scripted series on Starz.

"Blackpool" was announced today by Starz, a partnership with Dancing with the Stars pro dancers Julianne Hough andher brother Derek Hough.

The new series "Blackpool" is 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.

From Starz:

“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.”

Julianne Hough is known to audiences around the world for her success in film, television and music.  She was a two-time professional champion on ABC’s top-rated “Dancing with the Stars,” and made her feature film debut in Burlesque before making a seamless transition to an award-winning recording artist.

She starred in Footloose and the all-star Rock of Ages and currently stars opposite Josh Duhamel in Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven, directed by Lasse Hallstrom.  She will be seen next in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, Paradise, opposite Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer and recently launched her first shoe line, Julianne Hough for Sole Society. 

Derek Hough, the only three-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars,” started dancing in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT, at age 11. 

 

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Further Reading on M&C

Derek Hough Biography - - Derek Hough Movies -
Julianne Hough Biography - - Julianne Hough Movies -

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