Jennifer Beals, star of one of the most iconic dance movies ever, Flashdance, has teamed with Kenny Ortega, choreographer and director-producer of the High School Musical franchise, and James Larosa, creator of VH1’s cheerleading drama series Hit the Floor, for The Edge, a dance drama that has been set up at Fox.
Written and executive produced by Larosa, The Edge is set in the LA dance world, where it’s survival of the fittest. And no one is more fit than this ensemble of ambitious, sometimes ruthless women and men who have trained their whole lives to be the best and won’t let anything—or anyone—get in their way.
Beals, Ortega and Larosa executive produce; there are no current plans for Beals to act. Annie Burgstede and Joanna Colbert co-executive produce. Sony Pictures TV is the studio.
The L Word alumna Beals will next be seen as the female lead in Taken, NBC’s straight-to-series adaptation of the hit movie franchise. She’s repped by APA and Felker Toczek. Ortega is director and choreographer of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fox’s TV remake of the cult classic set to premiere on October 20. He’s repped by Paradigm and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. Larosa is repped by Original Artists.
The future of Hit the Floor, which was a breakout for VH1 when it launched in 2013, is unclear. The network has not made a decision beyond Season 3 but the series seemed to wrap with the recent hourlong summer special, which resolved the cliffhangers in the third season finale.