Starz has cast Ben Daniels, who most recently appeared on the second season of Netflix’s “House of Cards,” on its upcoming ballet drama, “Flesh and Bone.”
From “Breaking Bad” writer and executive producer, Moira Walley-Beckett, the series follows a young ballet dancer (Sarah Hay) with a troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.
Daniels will star as Paul Grayson, a volatile and brilliant artistic director.
The British actor made his Broadway début in a revival of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. He played Adam Galloway on “House of Cards,” a former flame of Claire’s (Robin Wright).
Along with Hay in the lead role, Daniels joins previously announced castmembers including former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko and current soloist Sascha Radetsky, along with Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner and Emily Tyra (“Boardwalk Empire”).
Walley-Beckett will write and executive produce with Starz. Other executive producers are Lawrence Bender (“Inglourious Basterds”), Kevin Brown (“Roswell”) and John Melfi (“Sex and the City”). Stiefel, a former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, is attached as choreographer.
“Flesh and Bone” will begin shooting in New York City this spring with a debut in 2015.
Don Buchwald & Associates and Hamilton Hodell (UK) represent Daniels.