DEADLINE – Jenna Dewan Tatum has been tapped for a lead role opposite Callie Hernandez and Madeline Stowe in Fox’s musical drama pilot Mixtape, from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran and Annapurna Television.
Written by Safran and directed by Jesse Peretz, Mixtape is a romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Mixtape captures the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies.
Dewan Tatum will play Joanna, a young professional with everything always under control. She’s the most rational person she knows. And yet she’s a little guarded, as if always prepared for the worst.
Also previously cast in the pilot are Megan Ferguson and Jahmil French.
Quantico creator Safran executive produces with Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle. Ali Krug is co-executive producer.
Dewan Tatum serves and host and mentor on NBC’s competition reality series World of Dance, which is returning for a second season this summer. She previously starred on Lifetime’s Witches of East End and NBC’s The Playboy Club.
Dewan Tatum is repped by UTA and Management 360.
DEADLINE – Jenna Dewan Tatum is set to co-star in the anthology film Berlin, I Love You, the latest feature in the Cities of Love series launched by Emmanuel Benbihy in 2006 with the release of Paris, je t’aime (Paris, I love you), followed by New York, I Love You (2008) and Rio, I Love You (2014).
Tatum joins an ensemble cast that includes Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, Orlando Bloom, Sophie Turner, Jack Huston, Patrick Dempsey and Renee Zellweger.
Like the others, Berlin, I Love You will feature short stories of romance, this time set in the German capital. Written by Neil La Bute and David Vernon, the segments are being directed by Fernando Eimbcke, Dennis Gansel, Massy Tadjedin, Peter Chelsom, Til Schweiger, Justin Franklin, Dani Levy and Dianna Agron. Josef Rusnak will helm the transition sequence that ties all the episodes together.
Producers are Claus Clausen, Edda Reiser, Josef Steinberger, Alice De Sousa, and Skady Lis. Benbihy is executive producing, while Highland Film Group and Disrupting Influence’s Glenn Kendrick Ackermann and Jason Piette are handling International sales.
Tatum recently served as the host for season one of the Jennifer Lopez-exec produced NBC competition series World Of Dance, and will return for season two. She also is exec producing the YouTube Red series adaptation Step Up: High Water, along with husband Channing Tatum, her co-star in the original Step Up film. Tatum, who played Lucy Lane in the first season of Supergirl, is repped by Management 360, UTA and Dave Feldman/Bloom.
‘World of Dance’ Renewed for Season 2 at NBC
“World of Dance” has been renewed for Season 2 at NBC, the network announced Thursday.
The series gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and compete for a $1 million grand prize. It features a judging team composed of Jennifer Lopez, who also serves as an executive producer, Derek Hough, NE-YO and host Jenna Dewan Tatum.
“I am so proud to not only star, but produce a show that is so close to my heart,” Lopez said. “I am so happy that ‘World of Dance’ has resonated with audiences and we are able to put dancers on the pedestal they deserve. I cannot wait to continue this journey and my partnership with NBC.”
The show is currently averaging a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 11 million viewers overall in Live+7, according to Nielsen data. It is the number one new series of the summer in both key ratings measures, as well as the summer’s number entertainment series in both measures, behind only fellow NBC series “America’s Got Talent.”
“We are thrilled that the unrivaled athleticism and authenticity that inspired us to create ‘World of Dance’ has been embraced by both the dance community and our viewers,” said Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio. “The amazing dancers competing this season have proven to not only entertain us but elevate our expectations and expand our imagination. The bar has been set extremely high for season two. The competition will be fierce and we will all witness greatness.”
Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and Benny Medina executive produce for Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions. Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, Alex Katz, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas also executive produce. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance.
DEADLINE – Jenna Dewan Tatum has signed on to NBC’s new dance competition series World of Dance as a host and mentor.
Tatum joins World of Dance judges Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and Jennifer Lopez, who also serves as executive producer. The upcoming 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Nuyorican Productions will give dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a grand prize of $1 million.
Tatum, who has a first-look deal for unscripted projects with Universal Television, has her own dance competition reality show set at NBC. The untitled project, in which she also serves as an executive producer, has landed a six-episode order. As an actress, Tatum played Lucy Lane, Lois’ brash, funny and beautiful younger sister, in the first season of Supergirl, which moved from CBS to the CW for the current Season 2.
World of Dance will also feature choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo and director Alex Rudzinksi.