The first of three 10-episode chapters of The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers premiered on Hulu July 7, 2010. It did well. Turns out humans really enjoy watching unrealistically coordinated teen and twentysomethings manipulate and contort their bodies in unbelievable ways to hip-hop driven beats while acting out superhuman creation myths.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up 3-D, Step Up 2: The Streets), produced by Agility Studios, and distributed by Paramount Digital Entertainment, the original web series is the most successful one of its kind. Stars like Harry Shum, Jr. and Chadd Smith and a laundry list of some of the world’s most incredible dancers made The LXD the most viewed original web series on Hulu. They also helped propel the program into a number of weekly Top 10 Most Popular Shows on Hulu charts.
All the viewers that made those accolades happen will be happy to hear the second chapter of The LXD is set to debut Wednesday, October 27. For its sophomore season (dubbed Secrets of the Ra), Chu says the series will focus on mythology. He’ll introduce the “dark villains of Organization X” and delve into the history of their decades-long feud with The LXD.
While Puma and Step Up 3-D helped foot the bill for the first chapter, Puma and Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2 video game are sponsors for season 2.
Catch episodes of The LXD: Secrets of Ra on Hulu every Wednesday starting October 27 through the Fall.