Channing Tatum developing A&E burlesque reality TV series pilot
Channing Tatum will soon be channing all over your TV screen. Hot off the news that the "21 Jump Street" star is developing a comedy called "Nicky" at CBS with Nick Zano, it's now been reporting that he is working on an A&E pilot for a reality series about his New Orleans burlesque club Saints and Sinners.
Variety reports that the untitled TV show will follow the lives of the dancers at the club, which Tatum opened in 2012 with partner Keith Kurtz. The reality show is currently in its pilot stage, but hasn't been picked up to series yet.
Since Tatum helped create Saints and Sinners, it would make sense that he would potentially appear on the show as well. Having his big name involved in the project will likely give it legs to stand on, but right now Tatum isn't officially involved in any capacity more than as an executive producer.
Tatum already detailed his life as a male stripper in the fiction movie "Magic Mike," so it makes sense that he would be willing to share his burlesque business venture with the world. In addition, he's also working on the movies "Jupiter Ascending," "22 Jump Street" and "Book of Life."
According to the burlesque's website, Saints & Sinners was formed after Tatum shot some films in New Orleans. "After countless childhood visits and several on-location film shoots, actor Channing Tatum, along with longtime friend and business partner Keith Kurtz, fell in love with the Big Easy's laissez les bon temps rouler attitude and colorful history in a big way," the website reads. :Styled after the famous red-light district bordellos and burlesque halls of New Orleans' Storyville era, Saints & Sinners is Tatum's tribute to the city's ribald, good-time reputation."