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.