HBO Max has ordered “The Real Magic Mike” (working title), an unscripted competition series set to debut on the streamer later this year.
From the producers behind the “Magic Mike” franchise and live shows, the series will transform 10 men into real-life Magic Mikes in a competition. They will bare their souls and more as they evolve their bodies, learn to perform routines, and develop a new level of self-confidence. “As they strip off their clothes, they will rid themselves of emotional baggage and regain their mojo but only one will be the Real Magic Mike,” according to an HBO Max press release.
The winner will get a cash prize and an opportunity to perform on the Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas.
A nationwide casting search is currently underway.
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From Eureka Productions and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, the series’ executive producers include Channing Tatum (star of the 2012 movie Magic Mike), Steven Soderbergh, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Vincent Marini, Alycia Rossiter, Cassie Lambert Scalettar, Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening and David Tibballs alongside co-executive producer Kevin Boyer.
“From box office hits to sold-out live shows, Magic Mike has proven to be a pop culture juggernaut that continues to delight people across the globe,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with Channing, Steven and the team behind Magic Mike Live to continue this successful franchise that celebrates self-confidence and sexiness both inside and out.”
“‘Magic Mike’ is one of Warner Bros.’ most iconic franchises,” Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Channing, Steven and HBO Max on an all-new vision of this amazing and legendary brand. We’re looking forward to giving fans a front row seat as we search the country for undiscovered talent.”