Starz Developing Ballet Project From Lawrence Bender, ‘Breaking Bad’ Co-Producer

Both Bender and Moira Walley-Beckett are former dancers

Starz is developing a ballet drama from “Breaking Bad” co-executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett and Lawrence Bender, both former ballet dancers, the network announced Tuesday. 

Lawrence BenderThe currently untitled drama follows a young and troubled dancer, Claire, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The series will trace the dark underbelly of the ballet world.

It will be produced by Starz Entertainment with Bender (pictured), the Oscar-nominated producer of "Inglourious Basterds" and "Pulp Fiction," and Kevin Brown (“Roswell”). Brown's family is made up entirely of former ballet dancers.

Walley-Beckett is writing and executive producing the project.

Starz will retain domestic and international multiplatform rights including television, home entertainment and digital.