‘Dirty Dancing’ was one of the most famous and loved movie musicals from the 80’s. In 2011 it was announced that there would be a remake and up until now people were waiting anxiously but nothing happened. Studio even hired the famous Kenny Ortega to direct who previously has worked on hits like ‘High School Musical’ and ‘Cheetah Girls’.
First it was planned to make the remake as a miniseries but as of July 29, 2015 that project has been put on hold. The same year, in December, ABC ordered a three-hour musical remake of the movie with an Australian director Wayne Blar. They also cast Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens), Colt Prattes, Debra Messing (Smash), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Nicole Scherzinger (Pussy cat dolls and The X Factor) and others. It was announced that the movie would be made for TV and released in May of 2017.
The filming of the movie was based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It took place in Spring of 2016. It was really fun since the residents of that small town served as extras, crew members and etc. which created a lot of new jobs.
The film will air on ABC on May 27th, 2017. For those who live outside US, just have to wait and catch it when it comes to your country or online streaming services.
It will be interesting to see Abigail in the role of Baby since a lot of people think she is not the best person for the role so you can be the ones to judge.