The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that a series adaptation of the 1983 film Flashdance is in development for the upcoming streaming service Paramount+, which is currently known as CBS All Access and will be rebranded for next year.
In the 1983 film, which was directed by Adrian Lyne and starred Jennifer Beals, we followed the journey of Alex Owens, an eighteen-year-old who works as a welder at the local steel mill by day and as a sensual dancer at a cabaret bar by night, who aspires of becoming a professional ballerina.
The series adaptation will focus on a young black woman with ballet dreams and a strip club reality who struggles to find her place in the world while navigating romance, money, art, friendship and how to love herself.
Tracy McMillan is currently writing the script for the project, with Angela Robinson serving as executive producer whilst also attached to direct the pilot. Original Flashdance associate producer Lynda Obst will also serve as executive producer in this iteration.