One of the most memorable movies of the 2010’s has to be “Magic Mike.” As soon as that movie dropped in 2012 women and teenage girls alike clambered to their local movie theater to see Channing Tatum drop it like it’s hot, including myself.
While the adonis men with six pack abs captured most of my attention during the movie, what compelled me most was the acrobatic dance choreography and synchronized strip routines. Although Tatum was the headliner, the movie wasn’t shy of handsome rhythmically gifted men and other prime actors like Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello.
Since it’s initial release, “Magic Mike” has become a cult classic film, spinning off into the equally successful 2015 sequel Magic Mike XXL and the “Magic Mike Live” tour. The $167M “Magic Mike” franchise is now the inspiration for a new dance competition that will be coming to HBO Max.
Channing Tatum, the original Magic Mike, is teaming up with “Magic Mike” film director Steven Soderbergh for HBO’s new reality show “The Real Magic Mike.”
“The series will transform a group of men into real-life Magic Mikes. Ten men who have “lost their magic” will come together in a competition series, baring their souls and more as they learn to perform routines with one being crowned the Real Magic Mike. The winner will pocket a cash prize and an opportunity to perform on the Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas,” according to Deadline.
With the success of the “Magic Mike” brand, the forthcoming dance reality show airing on HBO Max was a no brainer for the network.
“From box office hits to sold-out live shows, Magic Mike has proven to be a pop culture juggernaut that continues to delight people across the globe,” Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max tells Deadline. “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.”