Starz has announced that Tony nominee Ben Daniels (House of Cards) has been added to the cast of upcoming ballet drama Flesh and Bone. He’s set to play volatile and brilliant artistic director Paul Grayson in the Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad) drama, which begins production this spring.
Created by Walley-Beckett, Flesh and Bone tells the story of Claire (Sarah Hay), a troubled, fragile young dancer who joins a prestigious company in New York and loses herself in the process. The series is said to explore the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world, including the vicious competitiveness between dancers, the lengths dancers are willing to go to stay in a production, and the emotional depths a dancer can fall into when they’re rejected by an industry they’ve dedicated their lives to.
In addition to his recurring role on the Netflix drama, Daniels has appeared on the likes of Merlin, Cutting It, and Law & Order: UK. He joins a cast that includes the likes of former American Ballet Theatre principal Irina Dvorovenko, current American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky, Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner, and Boardwalk Empire actress Emily Tyra.
Flesh and Bone will premiere sometime in 2015 on Starz. Additional casting information should be released in the coming weeks.
Will you be watching Flesh and Bone? Who else would you like to see join the cast? Do you think the show will be the next big hit for Starz?