YouTube is taking a bold step into major television production.
Dance drama TV series "Step Up," based on the film franchise of the same name starring Channing Tatum, will be coming to YouTube Red, Google's paid streaming service.
The purchase was announced during YouTube's keynote presentation at Vidcon on Thursday evening.
Although YouTube has supported several shows starring some of its popular content creators in the past, "Step Up" is the platform's first big-budget series, underscoring its ambitions to be a player in the TV business.
Tatum is set to return as executive producer. Lionsgate, which produced...