By Kim Root, TVLine. April 9, 2015.
The curtain will rise on Flesh and Bone, Starz’s limited series about the competitive world of professional ballet, on Sunday, Nov. 8, the network announced Thursday.
The drama follows young, talented, self-destructive dancer Claire (played by Sarah Hay, Black Swan) as she navigates “the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world.” Over the course of the eight-hour series, Claire is pushed to her limits by her ballet company’s artistic director (Ben Daniels, House of Cards) and shaken by the arrival of an unwelcome visitor from her past.
Flesh and Bone was created by Breaking Bad‘s Moira Walley-Beckett. It stars Tovah Feldshuh (The Walking Dead), Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Damon Herriman (Justified, Battle Creek) and Tina Benko (The Good Wife).
Flesh and Bone‘s dance company includes Sascha Radetsky (Center Stage) and Emily Tyra (Boardwalk Empire). In addition, former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Ethan Stiefel (Center Stage) was a consultant and choreographer for the series, and created a 13-minute original ballet for it. (Let us hope it features several costume changes and ends with a Jamiroquai jam.)