Marina Benedict joins "Flesh and Bone" on Starz!
Congratulations to AMDA Los Angeles Dance Department Co-Chair Marina Benedict ("Burn Notice," "Torchwood," "ER") who has been tapped to join Starz’s new drama series "Flesh and Bone" from Emmy Award winning writer and executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett ("Breaking Bad") and Academy Award Nominated Executive producer Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Bastards).
Benedict will play Toni Cannava, an edgy and charismatic force of nature who is an up-and-coming choreographer operating at the cutting edge of ballet and modern dance.
The gritty drama set against the backdrop of an elite Ballet Company in New York City, will unflinchingly explore the dysfunction and glamour in the world of ballet.
Bender said the series will be like “ ‘Breaking Bad’ in the ballet world” and explore dance’s dysfunctional underbelly.
The production also includes Ben Daniels (“House of Cards”) as the Company’s volatile and brilliant artistic director, Sarah Hay (Black Swan) as a troubled young dancer who joins the prestigious Company and world-renowned dancers such as former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko, current soloist Sascha Radetsky and Royal New Zealand Ballet artistic director and acclaimed former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Ethan Stifle.
"Flesh and Bone" is set to debut on Starz in 2015.