The LXD – The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers

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Part superhero nerd-fest, part epic b-boy battle, The LXD is going live on the web in just a few short days. Capitalizing on the popularity of dance competition TV shows like America’s Best Dance Crew and So You Think Can Dance, The LXD – short for “Legion of Extraordinary Dancers” – will tell the origin stories of super-dancers in what looks like Heroes meets Step Up.

The connection to Step Up isn’t a coincidence though, with LXD being directed by Jon M. Chu, who directed both Step Up 2: The Streets and the upcoming Step Up 3D. Chu introduced The LXD first at a TED2010 talk, and will continue to stick with the web for the actual series, with The LXD premiering on video site Hulu on July 7th.

To be honest, I’m still not completely sure what The LXD is all about, but as a comic book nerd whose favourite documentary film happens to be Planet B-Boy, all i know is that I’m looking forward to seeing how The LXD all plays out. Unfortunately for us Canadians, Hulu is only available in the USA at the moment. But being a web series, I’m sure somebody somewhere will think of a way to make it available north of the border and around the world.

Check out the trailers below for a taste of what LXD will be offering viewers.



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