'Step Up' TV Series Tackles Police Brutality In Exclusive Preview
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'Step Up' TV Series Tackles Police Brutality In Exclusive Preview

Shadow and Act has an exclusive clip from the upcoming Step Up television series which is airing on YouTube Red.

In the clip, the main characters are impacted by police brutality while trying to join a party.

The series stars Ne-Yo as “Sage Odom,” the legendary founder of Atlanta’s famed High Water Performing Arts School. Naya Rivera as “Collette,” a former dancer turned High Water administrator whose passion for her students is only matched by her history with Sage and secrets of her own.  Lauryn McClain plays “Janelle,” an ambitious dancer navigating the Atlanta hip-hop scene after she and her twin brother “Tal,” played by Petrice Jones are uprooted from suburban Ohio to live with their “Uncle Al” played by Faizon Love.  As the pair settles into their new home, new school, and new life they meet “Dondre” played by Marcus Mitchell, who introduces them to Atlanta’s party scene where they learn that High Water is auditioning dancers.

It is executive produced by Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Adam Shankman, and produced by Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milto.

Watch the clip below and you can watch the series on full, now available on YouTube Red.

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