Magic Mike is officially coming to life. On Friday, HBO Max announced that it had ordered a brand new reality competition series from Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum, based on their Magic Mike films. The Real Magic Mike (working title) will bring 10 men together and aim to change their lives through dancing and stage performance. One of those men will end up being crowned the "Real Magic Mike" by the end of the show.
Right now, Eureka Productions and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television are putting together a nationwide search for the 10 competitors that will take part in the first season. The series is expected to premiere on HBO Max later this year.
Soderbergh and Tatum will executive produce alongside Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Vincent Marini, Alycia Rossiter, Cassie Lambert Scalettar, Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening, and David Tibballs alongside co-executive producer Kevin Boyer.
Here's the official logline for The Real Magic Mike:
From the producers behind the Magic Mike franchise and live shows comes an exhilarating and sexy series that will transform a group of men into real-life Magic Mikes. 10 men who have 'lost their magic' will come together in a competition series like no other. They will bare their souls and more as they evolve their bodies, learn to perform spectacular routines, and develop a new level of self-confidence. As they strip off their clothes, they will rid themselves of emotional baggage and regain their mojo but only one will be the Real Magic Mike. He will win a cash prize and an opportunity to perform on the blockbuster Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas.
"From box office hits to sold-out live shows, Magic Mike has proven to be a pop culture juggernaut that continues to delight people across the globe," said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. "We're excited to work with Channing, Steven and the team behind Magic Mike Live to continue this successful franchise that celebrates self-confidence and sexiness both inside and out."
"Magic Mike is one of Warner Bros.' most iconic franchises," said Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television. "We couldn't be more excited to be working with Channing, Steven and HBO Max on an all-new vision of this amazing and legendary brand. We're looking forward to giving fans a front row seat as we search the country for undiscovered talent."
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