Starz’s widely-anticipated limited series Flesh and Bone is a show filled with beautiful dance sequences as well as cringeworthy ones.
From Emmy award-winning Breaking Bad writer and executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett, comes Starz’s intense new ballet drama, about a young woman named Claire, who has a dark past she’s desperately trying to run away from while dancing her way to the top. She also happens to come across some disturbing moments and people along the way.
The official synopsis: 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 driver 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) and an unwelcome visitor from her past.
The series is not what you expect. It’s not all comedy and silly drama like Center Stage. The story starts off en pointe and ends with a dark cloud that follows Claire wherever she goes. There are twists and turns that you don’t see coming and the ones you do make you feel like you need a shower after. Don’t get me wrong, after the pilot I was left wanting more even though I knew what was around the corner.
For the first time, Starz is releasing all eight episodes at once starting a midnight on Sunday, November 8, for Starz subscribers on Starz PLAY and Starz On Demand.