Starz’s Flesh And Bone follows a young dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The eight-part limited series will make its debut pirouette November 8 on the network with an episode helmed by Animal Kingdom director David Michôd.
Created and executive produced by Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad) and executive produced by Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and John Melfi, the series is described as a dark, gritty and complex exploration of New York City through the eyes of Claire (Black Swan‘s Sarah Hay). The emotionally wounded but transcendent ballerina navigates the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world amid her own self-destructive tendencies and vaulting ambitions. Ben Daniels (House Of Cards) plays the company’s mercurial Artistic Director.
The exec producers cast a company of 22 accomplished ballet dancers including former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko, former ABT soloist Sascha Radetsky, Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner and Emily Tyra of Boardwalk Empire. Ethan Stiefel, former artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and a former ABT principal dancer, served as consultant and choreographer, creating a 13-minute original ballet for Flesh And Bone.
Other cast members include Josh Helman (X-Men: Days Of Future Past), Damon Herriman (Justified), Tina Benko (The Good Wife) and Tovah Feldshuh (The Walking Dead).
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