Starz dances to Blackpool

US premium cable network Starz is developing a new drama from brother and sister dancers Derek and Julianne Hough.

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Blackpool, set in the eponymous northern England town synonymous with the world of ballroom dancing, will revolve around a prestigious competition where competitors seek perfection while exploring the darker side of dance.

Julianne and Derek Hough will both executive produce the series and will also be head choreographers.

Both siblings have appeared on US network ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, while Julianne appeared in the feature films Burlesque, Footloose and Rock of Ages.

Source: Starz / Futon Critic