‘Flesh and Bone’ Series Premiere Preview [Photos and Video]

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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.

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Starz Wants You to Binge-Watch the Entire Season of ‘Flesh and Bone’ and ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’

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Starz has decided to jump on the binge-watching bandwagon!

Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced today at the Television Critics Association summer session that all episodes of the third and final season of Da Vinci’s Demons and the highly anticipated limited series Flesh and Bone will be available exclusive for Starz subscribers on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND when they premiere on October 24 and November 8 respectively.

“Starz has had a fantastic year with original programming in 2015 and we are rewarding our Starz subscribers with two special opportunities to immerse themselves into quality series and enjoy them on their own schedules,” said Albrecht.

Da Vinci’s Demons 10-episode third season is helmed by creator and executive producer David S,. Goyer and all eight episodes of Flesh and Bone come from Emmy award-winning Breaking Bad writer and executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett.

“The great and passionate followers of Da Vinci’s Demons have been waiting since the spring of last year for new episodes while the  gritty world of ballet as depicted in the Flesh and Bone limited series is must-see television for fans of the genre and great television alike,” said David Baldwin, Starz Executive Vice President of Program Planning. “Both series are engaging and well-suited for a binge viewing experiment. In the busy fall television season, we thought this was a terrific benefit for Starz subscribers who want to get a jump and enjoy the complete series on their own time and schedule, with the first two seasons of Da Vinci’s Demons already available on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND.”

When asked if other programs would become available for binge-watching, like say, Outlander, Albrecht immediately squashed that idea saying, “if we waited for all the episodes to be done, we would have to delay the debut of the first episode quite significantly.”

Sorry, Outlander fans, your dreams of curling up on the couch and watching an entirely new season of Sam Heughan in a kilt have been killed.

In the meantime, check out the trailers for the Da Vinci’s Demons and Flesh and Bones below.

 

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