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Starz Greenlights Dance Drama ‘Flesh and Bone’

Sarah Hay set to star in series targeted for early 2015 premiere

Starz has given a series order to “Flesh and Bone,” a drama set in the world of dance from “Breaking Bad” alum Moira Walley-Beckett.

Series will star Sarah Hay, whose feature credits include “Black Swan.” Walley-Beckett (pictured) exec produces with Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and John Melfi. Series revolves around a dancer with a trouble past who joins a prestigious dance company in New York.

Producers auditioned hundreds of dancers in the search for stars for “Flesh and Bone,” a process lead by dance casting specialists Telsey + Company. In addition to Hay, the cast includes former American Battle Theater principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko and current soloist Sascha Radetsky,

Starz chief Chris Albrecht emphasized that the casting of Hay in the lead role as Claire was key to allowing the show to go forward.

“From the beginning, we all agreed this project could not go forward unless we found a world class dancer who had the ability to convey the widest range of emotions that Moira has written,” said Albrecht. “This is one of the most challenging and dynamic characters I have even seen and am thrilled to say we found our ‘Claire’ in Ms. Hay.”

Walley-Beckett added: “I was looking for a beautiful and transcendent ballerina who is not only a brilliant dancer but also a gifted actress, and who also possesses a fierce curiosity and enthusiasm about the brave demands of the work. Sarah Hay embodies the role of ‘Claire’ just as I dreamt her.”

“Flesh and Bone” is targeted to premiere in early 2015. Starz controls all worldwide rights for the show.

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