It’s the most magical time of the year… for dancers named Mike, and fans of Channing Tatum’s abs. That’s right—we’re getting a third Magic Mike film.

Magic Mike’s Last Dance brings back the team from the original film, with Tatum reprising his role as Mike Lane and Steven Soderbergh set to direct. The script comes from Reid Carolin, who also wrote the first two films. Gregory Jacobs, who directed the sequel Magic Mike XXL, will return as a producer for Last Dance.

“Is there anybody on screen more charismatic and appealing than Magic Mike?” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman of Warner Bros. “We’re thrilled to be back in business with Channing, Steven, and their creative team to bring back Magic Mike’s wonderful combination of dance, drama, romance and humor.”

Tatum himself shared the news on his Twitter account, sharing the cover page of the film’s script.

“There are no words for how excited I am to blow the doors off of the world of Magic Mike with Steven, Greg, Reid, and the amazing people at HBO Max. The stripperverse will never be the same,” added Tatum in a statement.

But there’s a bit of a catch to this good news—you won’t be able to catch Magic Mike’s Last Dance on the big screen. The third film in the series isn’t releasing in theaters. Instead, it will premiere as an HBO Max exclusive.

The original Magic Mike premiered in 2012. The movie explored the world of male stripping, loosely inspired by Tatum’s own experience in the industry prior to his success as an actor. The response from audiences inspired both a sequel film and a successful stage show, “Magic Mike Live,” in Las Vegas. (A show which will kick off a multi-year North American tour in 2022. Just in case you were wondering.)

And while we won’t get to see Magic Mike’s Last Dance for a while yet, you can get your exotic dancing fix much sooner. HBO Max will premiere reality competition series Finding Magic Mike on December 16.

Source: Warner Bros