Are you ready for some fierce-talking dancers? EW has an exclusive look at the first meet-the-cast promo for the upcoming YouTube Red series Step Up: High Water — and these aspiring dancers mean business.
The new series, which is based on the Step Up franchise and executive produced by stars of the original movie (and real-life husband and wife) Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, follows a group of young dancers as they pursue success at Atlanta’s famous High Water Performing Arts School.
In the dramatic black-and-white video, a diverse group of teens perform some impressive moves while saying things like “I’m not here to be humble; I’m not here to be your inspiration; I’m here to take over,” and “Everything I’ve ever done, it’s all been for this.” One girl even contends that she “collects haters like a hobby.” Cleary, these dancers are competitive, but they also have the moves to back up their talk.
The upcoming drama sees Naya Rivera play Collette, a former dancer now working as an administrator at the school who has a history with its founder, Sage Odom, played by Ne-Yo (The Wiz, World of Dance).
Step Up: High Water premieres in the fall and will mark YouTube Red’s first big-budget original drama. The series is written and executive-produced by Holly Sorenson (Recovery Road, Make It or Break It). Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, and Meredith Milton, all producers of the original Step Up films, will also executive produce along with the Tatums.
Watch the exclusive video above.