New Black-Swan inspired mini-series to air this year!

For those of you still suffering from Dance Academy withdrawals (who isn't?), we have good news!

A new ballet-focused mini series is currently in the works; described as a "dark and gritty drama that unflinchingly explores the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world" Starz's new drama series Flesh and Bone features dancer Sarah Hay (previously in Aronofsky's film Black Swan) who plays the role of a young ballet dancer making her way in a prestigious New York ballet company.

The cast boasts an impressive selection of professional and former professional dancers (the producers have stated they aimed to use as many real dancers as possible as opposed to actors with body doubles... hurrah!) including former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko, current American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky, and Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner. The series also sought out Ethan Stiefel, artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, who served as a consultant and choreographer. He created 13 minutes of original ballet in addition to the other elaborate dancing involved in the series.

Certainly something to look forward to for anyone who's a fan of dance dramas on the small screen. The mini-series is set to air on November 8th in the US, hopefully closely followed by an Australian release date!

Sarah Hay (left), Ethan Stiefel (centre) and Irina Dvorovenko (right).