Set the DVR: There’s a new ballet drama coming to TV. It basically sounds like a serialized version of “Black Swan”: The project, described in The Hollywood Reporter as “dark and gritty,” will follow a young female ballet dancer with a troubled past who joins a ballet company in New York City. The show promises to “explore the dysfunctional underbelly of the ballet world.” Sound familiar?
There’s hope yet. The show will be produced by Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill), Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad) and Kevin Brown (Roswell), all of whom have legit ties to the ballet world. Bender and Walley-Beckett were both former dancers themselves, and Brown comes from the same family as American Ballet Theatre stars Ethan Brown and Leslie Browne. Stay tuned for details about casting.