Kimberly Elise’s Scripted Sports Drama ‘Bounce’ Coming to Vh1
For Colored Girls actress Kimberly Elise has a new scripted sports series coming to Vh1 titled Bounce, which will focus on the lives and loves of a team of professional basketball dancers.
Bounce follows the lives and loves of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the dance team for the #1 professional basketball team in the country.
It centers on Ahsha (Taylour Paige), a sheltered young woman who joins the team against the wishes of her mother Sloane (Kimberly Elise), who knows this treacherous, tempting world all too well having been an original Devil’s Girl herself.
Olivia (Charlotte Ross) is the shrewd squad manager, Jelena (Logan Browning) is the ruthless star captain of the dance team and Pete Davenport (Dean Cain) is the former All-Star who’s come back to coach his old team only to have to contend with the girls both stealing the spotlight and distracting his players.
The cast of the show also includes Valery Ortiz, Katherine Bailess, Jonathan McDaniel and McKinley Freeman.
“Bounce has all the elements we know VH1 viewers love; a world very much on the pop culture radar, an incredible cast and compelling, addictive storytelling. We wanted to create a scripted series at VH1 in which music is a strong narrative force, and we have found that with Bounce,” said Jeff Olde, EVP Original Programming and Production.
Kimberly has made it clear that Bounce will be nothing like VH1‘s heavy lineup of reality TV shows, comparing it to Black Swan — the dark Oscar-winning film directed by Darren Aronofsky, which also gave us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the lives of professional dancers.
Production begins in 2013 and we’ll be on the look out for the pilot episode which should be released soon.