Whatever David Michod does, we’ll be watching. He captured much of the cinema world’s attention his gritty, grim Aussie gangster tale “Animal Kingdom,” and then delivered the dustily desolate post-apocalyptic thriller “The Rover.” And like many other filmmakers, he’s making his mark in TV, and now the trailer has arrived for “Flesh And Bone,” his new series on Starz.
Created by Moira Walley-Beckett (three time Emmy winner writer and producer for “Breaking Bad“) and perhaps functioning like a “Black Swan” in series form, the show tracks a young ballet dancer who has to contend with the Artistic Director at one of New York City’s most prestigious dance schools. Here’s the official synopsis:
The drama 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 glamor of the ballet world. Claire’s self-destructive tendencies amid her vaulting ambitions drive 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 David Michod directed pilot of “Flesh And Bone” launches the series on November 6th. Watch below. [Fresh Fiction]