Starz Subscribers Can Watch David Michôd’s Episode & Entire Series of @YoWalleyb #FleshandBone on 8 November 2015

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According to Deadline:

“The model of releasing entire seasons simultaneously is continuing to gain popularity. Starz has become the latest network to employ it … ballet-themed limited series Flesh And Bone. They will be available for Starz subscribers on Starz Play and Starz On Demand in the U.S. in conjunction with the premieres of their first episodes, … November 8, respectively. The announcement was made at TCA .”

Moira Walley-Beckett gives us a little more about Flesh and Bone.  From Deadline:

Ballet-themed movies Red Shoes, Black Swan and Center Stage did not hit the mark, says Moira Walley-Beckett, showrunner/EP of Starz’s limited series Flesh And Bone,which follows Claire (Sarah Hay), a young ballet dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.

“I did not want to have body doubles or actors who could dance a little. I wanted to watch them sweat and bleed,” she said. The EP added that it got “down to the wire” because she could not find her Claire, until a choreographer remembered Hay from when she was a student and tracked her down dancing for a company in Germany. “And the rest is history,” Walley-Beckett said.

But today, when one journalist said how surprised he was by the limited amount of dancing in the initial couple episodes he’d seen, Walley-Beckett responded: “This isn’t a show about ballet; it’s a character drama with a ballet backdrop. I’m not telling a story about ballet — I’m telling a story about these characters.”

Nonetheless, Flesh And Bone — created by Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad) and also executive produced by Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and John Melfi — has been described as a dark and gritty drama that unflinchingly explores the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. 

“I hope people are going to have a voracious appetite and cause a sensation,” Walley-Beckett said of the play pattern. “The first two episodes, they’re the lightest episodes, and it plunges into labyrinth darkness after that. … I’m excited about the binge because that’s how I would watch it”

Aussies you should be able to also watch these episodes on Stan.  According to If.com:

“Also exclusive to Stan in November is the highly anticipated Flesh and Bone, an eight-hour limited series created by Emmy® Award-winning Breaking Bad writer and co-executive producer, Moira Walley-Beckett. The first episode will be directed by Australian filmmaker David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover). Flesh and Bone is a dark, gritty, complex series that unflinchingly explores the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world and the inherent drama of New York City.”

I’m just waiting on confirmation from Stan that we will also be able to see it on 8 November 2015.

Updated: 1 August 2015

 

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