I never saw the original, but the remake looks promising…
The Fame kids are relatively unknown, but you may recognize Naturi Naughton from the music group 3LW and Kherington Payne from the Fox Reality Show So You Think You Can Dance.
As for the teachers…they certainly are not strangers to “Fame” and the stage. Those include Debbie Allen (Fame), Megan Mullally (In the Motherhood, Will & Grace), and Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) and Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth.
See the trailer here.