Mary J. Blige to Produce Fox Dance Drama

Mary J. Blige to Produce Laurieann Gibson Drama for Fox

Mary J. Blige and Laurieann Gibson Join Forces

Singer Mary J. Blige is set to produce 8 Count, a new Fox drama inspired by the life and career of choreographer Laurieann Gibson. According to published reports, the hour-long series will be a music-fueled look into the life a young dancer who must join forces with an up-and-coming singer in order to salvage her fledgling career.

Mary will serve as the show’s Music Advisor, while Gibson will of course handle all the choreography. 8 Count is the third high-profile dance project to be picked up by Fox for their 2018 season. They recently gave the green-light to Take it From the Top, a series based on the career of Fatima Robinson, and to Shine, another hour-long dance drama from the producers of the Step Up movie franchise.

No casting decisions have been announced for 8 Count, but you guys know me, I’m throwing Nicole Beharie’s name out there for everything. She sings, she acts, she dances… this is another no-brainer for Fox and the show’s producers.