We can’t get enough of Misty Copeland! And now we’ll be able to see what she can do with a television show. Copeland and writer Tracy Oliver have been tapped to develop a dance drama for Fox! The show, which sounds a little like Fame, follows a group of “young, hip and diverse” dancers vying for spots in a prestigious dance company.
Copeland definitely has teamed up with the right person to produce the show with. Oliver was the co-writer and producer of Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, and is also working with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen for their ABC show, Ordinary People. Not to mention she’s one of the writers working on Barbershop 3.
The Fox drama has yet to be titled, but you can definitely count on Copeland’s only life experiences playing a huge role on the show. From living in a motel as a kid, to being involved in a nasty custody battle between her mother and dance teacher, Copeland’s life wasn’t a crystal stair.
This is definitely a show we’re looking forward to seeing! It looks like Fox is definitely trying to up its viewership with more diverse shows. Can’t count on Empire forever!