The potential series would be based on the 2016 young adult novel of the same name from from authors Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra. The novel explores the darker side of an elite ballet academy.
The character which Salgueiro would play is called Isabel, and is described as a cop with a dancer’s rigidity and discipline born out of two tours of duty in Afghanistan who decided to trade in one uniform for another. With her ambition and keen moral compass, Isabel is uniquely qualified to search for the truth of what happened during a mysterious accident at the academy.
The actress currently recurs on the Amazon series “The Boys,” which was recently picked up for a second season. She also recurs on the Hulu series “Letterkenny” and will next be seen in a recurring role on Amazon’s “The Expanse.” Salgueiro was selected as a “rising star” at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival for her role in Patricia Rozema’s “Mouthpiece.”
She is repped Echo Lake Entertainment and GGA.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that both the series and Salgueiro’s role had been set.