Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the stripper movie Magic Mike starring Channing Tatum is set to be re-adapted as a competition for HBO Max.
The series aims to turn a group of men into real-life ‘Magic Mikes’. Produced by Tatum and Soderbergh, The Real Magic Mike will see ten men who have “lost the magic” chosen through casting calls across the United States to become ‘Magic Mikes’ it seems.
According to the show, these men will “bare their souls and more as they evolve their bodies, learn to perform spectacular routines, and develop a new level of self-confidence. As they strip off their clothes, they will rid themselves of emotional baggage and regain their mojo but only one will be the Real Magic Mike”.
Indeed, the ultimate prize is to be The Real Magic Mike with a cash prize and the opportunity to perform on the Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas.
The Magic Mike franchise has spawned two familiar films and a live show in Las Vegas. So it was only a matter of time before a series like this was born.
“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”.
The new series has Tatum and Soderbergh as executive producers and is produced by Holey Moley Producer, Eureka Productions and Warner Bros. Casting is still underway and the series will air later this year.