‘Flashdance’ Getting TV Reboot at Paramount Plus

Flashdance (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

The entertainment industry is continuing to capitalize on the trend of nostalgia programming.

Streaming service Paramount+, which is currently known as CBS All Access, is developing a television reboot of the popular 1983 movie Flashdance that made Jennifer Beals a household name.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series will revolve around “a young Black woman with ballet dreams and a strip club reality who struggles to find her place in the world while navigating romance, money, art, friendship and how to love herself.”

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In the movie, Beals played a steel mill worker and dancer with dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. While the film opened to negative reviews, it grew a loyal following and has surged in popularity over the years.

Tracy McMillan will write the script for the drama series. Angela Robinson will executive produce and direct the pilot for the potential series. Lynda Obst, original Flashdance associate producer, is also set to executive produce.

As part of the Paramount+ rebranding, the streaming service will incorporate more originals from the ViacomCBS portfolio, including content from brands such as Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central and beyond.