The Paramount+ streaming service, currently known as CBS All Access, is developing a TV series reboot of the classic 1983 film Flashdance. The series will be written by Tracy McMillan (Good Girls Revolt) and directed by Angela Robinson (True Blood, Hung and How to Get Away With Murder), who will also executive produce the pilot for the potential series.
The original movie starred Jennifer Beals as a steel mill worker and young dancer with dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. The new take 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.”
Original Flashdance associate producer Lynda Obst is attached and will executive produce the series.
I’m not really a fan of the original film, so I could really care less about what ends up being done with this reboot series. It’s not something I’d be interested in watching. But, for the rest of you who are fans of Flashdance, what do you think about the film being adapted into a series? What are your thoughts on the direction that they are taking the story?