Both Julianne and Derek Hough are former Blackpool Dance Festival champions.
“Dancing with the Stars” veterans Derek and Julianne Hough have announced they will produce and choreograph a TV drama series about the ominous-sounding “darker side” of competitive ballroom dancing.
Set to air on Starz, “Blackpool” will focus on behind-the-scenes drama at England’s renowned Blackpool Dance Festival, a yearly ballroom competition that draws thousands of amateur and professional dancers from around the world.
Derek promises the Los Angeles Times, “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.” And of course, the show’s fictional characters are sure to be far more cut-throat and crazy than
any most real-life competitors. Here’s hoping they don’t go too Black Swan on us!
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