Flashdance Getting a TV Series Reboot at Paramount+
After 37 years since the theatrical release of Adrian Lyne’s Flashdance in 1983, The Hollywood Reporter brings word Paramount+, which currently known as CBS All Access, is currently developing a series reboot adaptation of the Jennifer Beals-led blockbuster hit romantic drama film. The project will be executive produced by Angela Robinson as part of her overall deal with Paramount Television Studios.
The Flashdance reboot is expected to feature a new take on the classic film which will center around 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.
The original 1983 film was helmed by Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne from a script written by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics, film had still become a surprise box-office success with a gross of over $200 million worldwide, making it the third highest grossing film of that year. Flashdance was also lead star Jennifer Beals’ first major movie which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
The reboot will be penned by Tracy McMillan with the original film’s associate producer Lynda Obst attached to serve as an executive producer. On top of executive producing, Robinson has also signed on to direct the pilot of potential series.