The upcoming series Flashdance will be about a black woman living in the world to fulfill her dream of becoming a successful dancer. She dreams of being a ballet dancer but has to work at a strip club for a living. Her dream won’t be easy to achieve in the present scenario of tough competition.
The series will highlight her struggle to find a place in the highly competitive dance industry and how she tackles the problems of her personal life, including love and friendships and that of her professional life.
What Paramount+ Says About the Series?
It was informed that the makers of the Flashdance series had signed their contract with Paramount Plus and that the series has been in development since October 2020 in Paramount Plus. There is no official announcement on the release of the story yet.
The show is directed and adapted by Justin Simien and produced by Angela Robinson, who would also direct the pilot episode. Tracy McMillan is writing the storyline of the new series.
Is the Flashdance a Remake?
The new Flashdance series is a remake version of the Flashdance movie, which was released long back in 1983. It was a story about a girl named Alex who lived in Pittsburgh working in a steel mill and had a dream to become a ballet dancer. But due to her lack of confidence and self-belief, she could not fulfill her dream of becoming a successful ballet dancer.
The only thing her limited confidence allowed her in her dream of dancing was to be a dancer for earning in a pub named Mawby’s. It also shows her struggle with the highly patriarchal world where men dominate women in every aspect of life, including their inclusion in different professions.
The new remake of the movie will include the conditions and problems of the present world to be of interest and something relatable for the present generation.
Will the Remake of the Upcoming Flashdance Series be a Success?
The Flashdance movie from which the story is taken was not a success in the theaters, but the viewers highly appreciated the unique storyline. The success of the Flashdance series will depend purely on the storyline, how the story goes on with its story as a series with several episodes and how the actors do justice to their characters.
The storyline of the series is good enough because the story is women-centric and revolves fully on the life of black women. From the historical development of cinemas till today, we witness that most movies and series are mostly male-centric and portray women as the ‘damsel in distress’ always in a dire need to be saved by the hero.
With so many similar storylines, the audience always welcomes a unique women-centric storyline. So, there are high chances that the series will be a success. But again, the success rate of the series will also highly depend on how the story is portrayed on screen. The simplest of stories attract viewers if the story is rightly directed, produced, and portrayed.
Cast and Number of Episodes
Unfortunately, there has been no cast reveals made yet, and also the number of episodes the series will contain is yet unknown to the audience. For the time, we can just hope that more information on the series is released soon enough.