The exacting and often times brutal world of Ballet is to be examined in a new drama for Starz:
Starz announced today that it will develop a new original drama series from “Breaking Bad” Co-Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett and Lawrence Bender.The currently untitled drama follows a young female ballet dancer, Claire, who has a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The dark and gritty series will unflinchingly explore the dysfunctional underbelly of the ballet world.
The new original series will be produced by Starz Entertainment with Executive Producers Lawrence Bender (Oscar nominated for Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting) and Kevin Brown (“Roswell”).
Bender, Brown and Wally-Beckett both have connections to the world of ballet, which brought them together with Starz on this project. Bender and Walley-Beckett are former ballet dancers, and Brown's family is made up entirely of former ballet dancers which was the basis for the Oscar-nominated film, The Turning Point.