Channing Tatum Will Find the ‘Real Magic Mike’ in New Competition Show
Have you ever wanted to see Magic Mike turned into a competition show? Then you’ll be happy to learn that Channing Tatum is working on making your dreams come true.
Tatum is an executive producer on an upcoming HBO Max reality series with the working title The Real Magic Mike. While it’s not yet clear whether Tatum (or any of the other Magic Mike actors) will appear on the show, we have our fingers crossed.
Channing Tatum Producing ‘The Real Magic Mike’
In case you didn’t know, Magic Mike is a 2012 movie directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Tatum as a male stripper. The film pulled in over $162 million in the box office. In 2015, a sequel was released to equally large audiences.
Both Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh will serve as executive producers on the new reality series based on the movie franchise. The show is scheduled to premiere later this year, and is already described as “exhilarating” and “sexy.”
The show “will transform a group of men into real-life Magic Mikes,” according to the show’s logline. “Ten men who have ‘lost their magic’ will come together in a competition series like no other. They will bare their souls and more as they evolve their bodies, learn to perform spectacular routines, and develop a new level of self-confidence.”
What is the Show’s Prize?
One of the men competing on the show will be named the Real Magic Mike. He will also be awarded a cash prize and a chance to perform on the Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas. A casting search is reportedly underway across the United States.
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content at HBO Max, called the franchise a “pop culture juggernaut” in a statement.
“We’re excited to work with Channing, Steven and the team behind Magic Mike Live to continue this successful franchise that celebrates self-confidence and sexiness both inside and out,” she said.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Channing, Steven and HBO Max on an all-new vision of this amazing and legendary brand,” added Mike Darnell, President of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television. “We’re looking forward to giving fans a front row seat as we search the country for undiscovered talent.”