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HBO Max orders “The Real Magic Mike”; Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh to EP

HBO Max has commissioned The Real Magic Mike (w/t), an unscripted competition series from Eureka Productions and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, set to debut later ...
April 9, 2021

HBO Max has commissioned The Real Magic Mike (w/t), an unscripted competition series from Eureka Productions and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, set to debut later this year.

The series, executive produced by Channing Tatum (pictured) and Steven Soderbergh, will see 10 men who have “lost their magic” bare their souls and more as they evolve their bodies, learn to perform spectacular routines, and develop a new level of self-confidence. By the series finale only one will be left dancing and crowned the Real Magic Mike, winning a cash prize and an opportunity to perform on the blockbuster Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas. A nationwide casting search is currently underway.

“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,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “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.”

Magic Mike is one of Warner Bros.’ most iconic franchises,” said Mike Darnell, president, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television.”We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Channing, Steven and HBO Max on an all-new vision of this amazing and legendary brand. We’re looking forward to giving fans a front row seat as we search the country for undiscovered talent.”

Executive producers, in addition to Tatum and Soderbergh, include Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Vincent Marini, Alycia Rossiter, Cassie Lambert Scalettar, Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening and David Tibballs alongside co-executive producer Kevin Boyer.

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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