Get ready to dance: Starz is bringing back Step Up with some new faces.
The series inspired by the film franchise of the same name originated on YouTube Red. YouTube cancelled the show after two seasons, but Starz stepped up (ha) to save it. They just announced three new cast members for season 3: Rebbi Rosie, Keiynan Lonsdale, and Enrique Murciano.
Check out the details for each of their characters below:
Rebbi Rosie as Angel
Angel descends into the world of High Water with an air of mystery and a backpack full of cash. She’s running from the place she calls home, the seedy underworld of London’s organized crime families. Now, Angel has come to the one place in the world where she can make her dreams a reality, High Water. Battle ready and street wise, Angel is ready to take on High Water and prove that she belongs amongst the best dancers in the world, all while breaking the hearts of these American guys and gals hopelessly entranced by her mix of raw swagger and British charm.
Keiynan Lonsdale as Tal
Keiynan Lonsdale plays “Tal,” in a re-cast role originally played by Petrice Jones. Once an outcast from Ohio, taken from his mother and dropped in the tough streets of Atlanta. Tal faced persecution for his eccentricities, his sexuality, and his refusal to submit to the expectations of others. Dancing his way into High Water, literally, beaten and bloodied, Tal became the pride of Sage Odom’s elite dance crew. Now, the lead dancer for Sage’s massive tour, Tal must continue to be the most crucial piece in a support system that carries his friends, his family, and a billion-dollar tour. He is lean, graceful, and courageous, just like his nickname: the greyhound.
Enrique Murciano as Cruz
Enrique Murciano plays “Cruz,” a man hoping to carve his face into the Mount Rushmore of high profile, celebrity lawyers and who will do whatever it takes to claw his way to the primetime status of Cochran, Dershowitz, and Geragos, finally joining the pantheon of litigation gods. The case that will get him there, Sage Odom’s murder accusation. As Cruz fights through the intrigue and conspiracy to save Sage’s life and career, he can’t help but think to the future, imagining himself sauntering down a red carpet like an urban cowboy in his sharply tailored Dries Van Noten.
In addition to these new cast members, Starz announced Terayle Hill’s Marquise would return, upped to a series regular.
Step Up the series centers on Sage Odom (Ne-Yo) as the legendary founder of Atlanta’s famed High Water Performing Art School. Collette (Christina Milian) is the Queen of High Water, and Sage Odom’s partner in art, business, and love. Collette built and nurtured Sage’s visionary academy from the ground up. Grinding her way to the top with grit and resourcefulness, Collette became Sage Odom’s manager… all while hiding a dark secret. As this secret comes crashing down on Sage, High Water, and the tour, Collette is tempted by an opportunity to step out of her role as the woman behind the man, to become the powerful woman in front of the man.
The first two seasons of Step Up will be available to stream on Starz starting March 5. Production on season 3 begins in Atlanta this month.