The first Magic Mike film came out in 2012 (Credits: Everett/REX Shutterstock)
In 2012, Channing provided cinema-goers with a small insight into what his life was like before he found fame by starring in Magic Mike, which was loosely based on his own experiences as a stripper when he was 18 years old.
The Magic Mike franchise has since taken the world by storm, with a sequel – Magic Mike XXL – being released in 2015, with a global live dance show co-directed by the actor also subsequently being launched.
HBO Max has now ordered a new unscripted competition from the producers of the Magic Mike franchise, which is being executive produced by Channing himself.
The series, the working title for which is currently The Real Magic Mike, will see a group of men take on the challenge of becoming real-life Magic Mikes by transforming from the inside out.
Casting is currently underway to find the 10 men who will take part, all of whom will have ‘lost their magic’ and be in need of a bit of a boost.
Magic Mike is loosely based on Channing’s experiences as a stripper (Picture: Luke Macgregor/Reuters)
While learning how to perform racy Magic Mike-esque routines, the plan is that they’ll also see their newfound confidence go from strength to strength.
While it sounds like the programme will be transformative for all involved, one of the competitors will eventually be dubbed the one and only Real Magic Mike.
This winner will not only win a cash prize, but will also perform at the live Magic Mike show in Las Vegas. As if finding the confidence to strip off their clothes wasn’t daunting enough.
Magic Mike film director Steven Soderbergh will also executive produce alongside Channing.
The sequel came out in 2015 (Picture: Claudette Barius/Warner Bros/AP)
‘From box office hits to sold-out live shows, Magic Mike has proven to be a pop culture juggernaut that continues to delight people across the globe,’ said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max.
‘We’re excited to work with Channing, Steven and the team behind Magic Mike Live to continue this successful franchise that celebrates self-confidence and sexiness both inside and out.’
Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros Unscripted Television, added: ‘We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Channing, Steven and HBO Max on an all-new vision of this amazing and legendary brand. We’re looking forward to giving fans a front row seat as we search the country for undiscovered talent.’
Let the competition commence!
The Real Magic Mike is due to premiere later this year.