‘Magic Mike’ competition series heading to HBO Max with Channing Tatum producing

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Cue Ginuwine’s “Pony” and get those dollar bills ready!

HBO Max is looking for real-life Magic Mikes to strut their stuff in a new unscripted competition series based on Channing Tatum’s 2012 male stripper film “Magic Mike,” reported Deadline.

“The Real Magic Mike” will follow ten men who have “lost their magic” as they transform their bodies, learn choreographed routines and develop stage persona to win a cash prize and a chance to perform in the “Magic Mike Live” show in Las Vegas.

The series will stream later this year and is being executive produced by Tatum and acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh.

“As they strip off their clothes, they will rid themselves of emotional baggage and regain their mojo but only one will be the Real Magic Mike,” read a description of the series, the outlet noted.

“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, the 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.”

Directed by Soderbergh, the original 2012 film was loosely based on Tatum’s experiences as a stripper in Florida prior to his Hollywood career. Tatum starred in the titular role of Magic Mike alongside Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez.

The film was a blockbuster hit earning over $170 million at the box office and spawned the 2015 sequel “Magic Mike XXL.” The Las Vegas revue, “Channing Tatum Presents Magic Mike Live,” launched in 2017.

A nationwide casting search for "The Real Magic Mike" is currently underway and those interested can apply here.

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