Starz has ordered a drama series from a writer and executive producer on "Breaking Bad" — although the subject matter for the new project would seem to be a long way from the gritty world of meth depicted in the AMC series.
TheWrap.com reports that the new Starz series, "Flesh and Blood," focuses on the world of ballet, with ballerina Sarah Hay cast in the lead role.
Hay will play Claire, described by Starz as a “beautiful, soulful and deeply emotionally wounded young woman.” The project is from “Breaking Bad” writer and executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett.
“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,” Starz Chief Executive Chris Albrecht said in a statement.
Hay joined the Dresden Semperoper Ballett in Germany in 2010, and become a soloist there in 2012. She has danced the title role in “Cinderella” and Marie in “Nutcracker,” among other roles. She also appeared as a member of the Corps De Ballet in the film “Black Swan.”