‘Step Up: High Water’ in cinemas for one night

Fathom Events January 30 2018Moviegoers across the U.S. can now experience the brand-new YouTube Red Original Series Step Up: High Water on the big screen. For one night only, Step Up: High Water will present a Premiere Event in more than 750 cinemas nationwide.


Hosted through Fathom Events, it will allow fans of the Step Up franchise to enjoy how it all started with the original Step Up movie before taking in the first episode of Step Up: High Water, executive produced by original Step Up stars Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum, plus Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Holly Sorensen. Set for tomorrow, January 30, the Premiere Event will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new series.


Step Up: High Water launches on YouTube Red this Wednesday, January 31. Based on the Step Up film franchise that grossed $650 million at the global box office, Step Up: High Water promises to be an exhilarating and sexy 10-episode drama. It’s focused on several determined young dancers in a fictional contemporary performing arts school in Atlanta. The new series aims to address real issues around diversity while busting some serious dance moves.


The main characters include Janelle, played by Lauryn McClain, and Tal, played by Petrice Jones. Janelle and Tal are twins who recently moved from suburban Ohio to Atlanta to live with their uncle. She is an ambitious dancer trying to navigate the Atlanta hip-hop scene while Tal is trying to find his place too. As the pair settles into their new life, they meet Dondre, played by Marcus Mitchell. He introduces them to Atlanta’s party scene, where they learn that High Water is auditioning dancers.


Ne-Yo stars as Sage Odom, the founder of the famed High Water Performing Arts School. Naya Rivera plays Collette, a former dancer turned High Water administrator. One special guest in the show is Broadway veteran and global tap sensation Savion Glover. He teaches a class to Tal (Jones) and other series regulars, like Poppy, played by Kendra Oyesanya.


“The Step Up franchise has put a well-deserved spotlight on the professional dance scene, and the new Step Up: High Water series will make it shine even brighter,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “We’re excited to partner with YouTube Red for the first time to give audiences an exclusive look at the first episode on the big screen, paired with the original film, so moviegoers can get the full Step Up experience.”


YouTube Global Head of Original Content Susanne Daniels said, “YouTube Red is excited to present the next generation story of the compelling Step Up franchise. We are thrilled to be in business with the original team behind the iconic films.”


Tickets for the Step Up: High Water Premiere Event can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or in person at the more than 750 participating movie theaters.