Starz to Develop Scripted Ballroom Dancing Series 'Blackpool'

Julianne and Derek Hough to Executive-Produce

Starz has partnered with Julianne and Derek Hough to develop a scripted series about the world of competitive ballroom dancing.

The duo will executive produce and serve as head choreographers for Blackpool, which revolves around the prestigious annual competition in Blackpool, England.

"The world of ballroom dance has captivated millions of people around the world, and there are no more recognizable superstars in this arena than Julianne and Derek," says Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz.  "Their experiences growing up in this highly competitive world are riveting and also shocking.  There is much more to uncover than what we see on the dance floor."

Julianne Hough added, "Derek and I are thrilled to be working with Starz. We feel that their passion and the style, and quality of their programming provide the perfect environment to capture the true essence of this world that Derek and I know so well and means so much to us."