‘Step Up’ Canceled by Starz Ahead of Season 3 Finale

Step Up TV Series (Credit: Starz)

Step Up, a television series inspired by the movie franchise of the same name, has been canceled by Starz after one season on the network.

The series, previously titled Step Up: High Water, aired on YouTube Red for two seasons before getting picked up by Starz.

According to a Tuesday report by Deadline, next week’s season 3 finale will be the final original episode to air on the network.

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The music drama follows the students and teachers at High Water Performing Arts School in Atlanta. According to the official description for season 3, High Water founder Sage Odom (Ne-Yo) faces murder charges, financial ruin and powerful political enemies. His business partner and love interest Collette Jones (Christina Milian), struggles to maintain their image as she balances a nationwide tour while carrying a secret that threatens to ruin it all.

Milian took over the role in 2021 from the late Naya Rivera, who was killed in a boating accident.

The cast also includes Faizon Love, Eric Graise, Terayle Hill, Enrique Murciano and Tricia Helfer. Season 3 of the series premiered on Oct. 16.

The show is created and executive produced by Holly Sorensen. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, who served as producers on the original Step Up films, also executive produce the series, alongside Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, who both co-starred in the original film in the Lionsgate franchise. Additional executive producers included Erik Feig and Bill Brown. Dawn Wilkinson directs and is also an executive producer.

The first movie in the franchise premiered in 2006.  It was followed by Step Up 2: The Streets; Step Up: 3D; Step Up: Revolution; and Step Up: All In. The film series also inspired the live music and dance show “Step Up Dubai, All In!”

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