FOX will soon share the story of Fatima Robinson, a highly esteemed music video director and choreographer, in the form of an an hour-long hip-hop dance drama inspired by her life and career, tentatively titled Take It From The Top.

According to Deadline, FOX received a script commitment with penalty for Take It From The Top, which takes viewers back to the 1990s in Los Angeles and centers on Robinson’s rise as a choreographer in hip-hop and the obstacles she faced along the way. The show will be written by NCIS: Los Angeles writer/co-producer Joseph C. Wilson as well as Abdul Williams, who wrote BET’s highly acclaimed biographical series The New Edition Story.

Robinson has choreographed numbers for Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, Fergie and Pharrell Williams and was the mastermind behind Kendrick Lamar’s explosive 2016 Grammy performance.

Robinson’s most recent choreography credits include Fergie’s “MILF $” music video (which despite the name doesn’t belong on somewhere like hdsexvideo) as well as Gwen Stefani’s “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” Summer 2016 tour. She also provided the choreography for film include The Wiz, Save the Last Dance, Dreamgirls, and The Cheetah Girls: One World.



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