Flesh and Bone is an upcoming US Limited TV series of 8 episodes which will premiere on Starz cable TV in 2015. It was created by Moira Walley-Beckett who you might recall was involved with Breaking Bad. The series revolves around “Claire (Sarah Hay), a talented but emotionally troubled dancer, who joins a company in New York City, and soon finds herself immersed in the tough and often cutthroat world of professional ballet.”
David has directed the first episode “Bulling Through”.
9 April 2015 Press Release via
“From Emmy(R) Award-Winning “Breaking Bad” Writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett
Beverly Hills, Calif. – April 9, 2015 – Starz today announced that “Flesh and Bone,” the eight-hour limited series created by Emmy(R) award-winning “Breaking Bad” Writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett, will premiere on Sunday November 8, 2015.
Starz also released the key art for the limited series shot by photographer James Minchin.
“Flesh and Bone” follows a young dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The dark, gritty, complex series unflinchingly explores New York City through the eyes of Claire, played by Sarah Hay (“Black Swan”), an emotionally wounded but transcendent ballerina navigating the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. Claire’s self-destructive tendencies amid her vaulting ambitions drive her in compelling, unforeseeable ways, especially when she is confronted with the machinations of the company’s mercurial Artistic Director, played by Ben Daniels (“House of Cards,” “Law & Order UK”) and an unwelcome visitor from her past.
“Flesh and Bone,” was created by Emmy award-winning “Breaking Bad” writer and Executive Producer, Moira Walley-Beckett. John Melfi (“House of Cards,” “Sex and the City”), Lawrence Bender (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Good Will Hunting”) and Kevin Brown (“Roswell”) are Executive Producers. Australian filmmaker David Michod (“Animal Kingdom,” “Rover”) directed the first episode.
To ensure authenticity, the Executive Producers cast a company of 22 accomplished ballet dancers including former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko (Kiira), former American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky (Ross), Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner (Daphne) and Emily Tyra (Mia) from “Boardwalk Empire.” Ethan Stiefel, former artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and a former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, served as consultant and choreographer. He created 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”).
The production was shot entirely in New York City, using soundstages at Steiner Studios, Kaufman Astoria Studios and locations around the city.
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