Are you ready for more drama on the dance floor?
Your favorite 00's dance drama is getting a sequel, and some original cast members are coming back! Lifetime is bringing us one last round of rebellious dancers and the teachers that push them to the limits, and honestly, I can't wait!The original Center Stage followed a group of young dancers as they competed for spots in a prestigious ballet company and developed new and challenging relationships. The competition was cut throat and the drama was real! The original cast included stars like Guardians of the Galaxy's Zoe Saldana and The O.C.'s. Peter Gallhagher.
Well get ready, because Center Stage: On Pointe is bringing back some fo the most important original cast to the American Ballet Company, and setting itself up to be a sequel worthy of its predecessor! Peter Gallagher is set to return as the iron fist American Ballet Company Boss, Jonathan, while Ethan Stiefel is back, as E! pointed out, as sucky boyfriend but great choreographer, Cooper Nielson. Also back is the boy who got the girl, Sascha Radetsky, or Charlie.
Interestingly enough, cast from the 2008 made for TV movie Center Stage: Turn It Up, are also back, with one of them taking the lead. Nicole Munoz, who played Bella Parker, is back to try and come out of the shadows of her successful dancing sister. She is selected to attend a Center Stage: Dance Camp, where Jonathan Reeves is tasked with bringing dancers with a more contemporary style into his American Ballet Company. See the first look for Center Stage: On Pointe from E!Online below!
And here's the official synopsis:
Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy and enlists his top choreographers Charlie (Radestsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at an intensive camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Munoz), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers selected for the camp. Lukasiak stars as Gwen, a talented dancer prodigy who competes at the camp.
One question though? Where is Jody?! I mean, if they could get all the guys back, why not her? The actress, Amanda Schul,l is currently filming the series 12 Monkeys, but couldn't she have spared a little time? This leaves us to wonder what happened between her and Charlie, and did she stick with Cooper's new company? Or maybe we are all being fooled and she will be making a surprise cameo!
Regardless, this sequel is looking on point (pun intended) and I think a more contemporary dance style like the one Cooper, Jody, and Charlie danced at the end of Center Stage is more than worth its own film! Here, let's relive it, because reasons.