The Big Leap Dance Dramedy with Scott Foley and Lands Series Order at Fox

Fox is in the process of ordering a whole lot of tulle: The network has placed a series order for The Big Leap, a ballet-centric dramedy led by Scott Foley of Scandal, TVLine has learned.

The Big Leap was first ordered as a pilot in January 2020 and was inspired by the British documentaries Big Ballet. It’s described as “big-hearted, vocal drama” about a group of diverse characters trying to change their lives by participating in a (potentially life-threatening) reality dance show that builds on a live production by Swan Lake.

“What this group of outsiders lacks in dance training, they make up for in their sharpness, wit and desire to reinterpret an iconic story that matches their own form,” the official logline said. “The Big Leap is a modern day story about second chances and chasing your dreams and taking back your dreams.”

As previously reported, Foley will appear on the hour-long series as Nick Blackburn, executive producer of the show within the show, while the ensemble includes Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Teri Polo (The Fosters) and Ser’Darius Blain (Charmed) , Jon Rudnitsky (Saturday Night Live), Raymond Cham Jr. (Five Points), Mallory Jansen (Galavant), Kevin Daniels (Council of Dads) and relative newcomer Simone Recasner.

Jason Winer (Modern Family) led the pilot and will serve as Executive Producer with writer Liz Heldens (The Passage) and Sue Naegle (Outcast). To stay up to date on the latest news in the television’s pilot season, check out our handy 2021 Pilot Guide (and bookmark it!).

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