Starz has ordered Ballet drama Flesh And Bone to series with Sarah Hay (Black Swan) cast as lead.
Created/executive produced by Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad), Flesh And Bone follows a young ballet dancer, Claire (Hay), who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in NYC.
The dark and gritty series will unflinchingly explore the glamour and dysfunction of the ballet world.
Said Starz CEO Chris Albrech:
“From the beginning, we all agreed this project could not go forward unless we found a world class dancer who had the ability to convey the widest range of emotions that Moira has written. This is one of the most challenging and dynamic characters I have even seen and am thrilled to say we found our Claire in Ms. Hay.”
“Sarah Hay embodies the role of Claire just as I dreamt her.”
Production scheduled to begin in New York City in early 2014 for a 2015 launch.