'Tiny Pretty Things': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the ballet drama starring Lauren Holly and Kylie Jefferson
Things at the Archer School of Ballet are not all that easy – they're dark and warped and we cannot wait to see what happens in the drama based on the book of the same name by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode run for 'Tiny Pretty Things', which will be an hour-long drama series based on the book of the same name by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. The dramatic book has been a fan favorite for a while now and Netflix's move is only one part of the good news. The other part is the awesome cast. Like most young adult shows coming from Netflix, 'Tiny Pretty Things' also boasts of a star-studded cast.
Netflix is yet to announce an official release date, but it looks like it is going to be a 2020 release.
According to the official synopsis of the book, 'Black Swan' meets 'Pretty Little Liars' in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be prima at their elite ballet school.
Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance — but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette's desire to escape the shadow of her ballet-star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever.
When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.
It is hard to say if Netflix is going to stick to the original plotline or will decide to stray away from the storyline. We will update this story once there is more information available.
Lauren Holly as Monique
Lauren Holly's Monique is a former dancer-turned-director of The Archer School. She is driven by ambition and is a true believer in the school's values. She is not afraid to use her dark abilities to defend the institution and to bring out the best in her students. Holly is known for her work in 'Designated Survivor' and 'Dumb and Dumber'.
Kylie Jefferson as Neveah
Jefferson's Neveah is a rebel with raw talent and determination, who looks to rise above her roots without losing her approach to dance. The actress and dancer was last seen in the music videos for Davido's 'Fall' and SchoolboyQ's 'Chopstix'.
Jess Salgueiro as Isabel
Salgueiro's Isabel is a cop with a dancer's discipline from two tours of duty in Afghanistan before she made the move. She is responsible for looking for the truth in what happened during a mysterious accident at the Academy. The actress is known for her work on 'Workin' Moms', 'The Boys', and 'American Hangman' among other projects.
The rest of the cast includes Casimere Jollette (of 'Code Black' and 'Dirty John' fame), Daniela Norman ('Cats'), Brennan Clost ('The Next Step', 'Creeped Out'), Michael Hsu Rosen ('Jessica Jones', 'Broadway’s Torch Song'), and Damon J. Gillespie ('Rise', 'The Society') among others.
Based on the book written by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.
The series is going to be written by Michael MacLennan, who will also be serving as the showrunner. MacLennan executive produces the show with Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Jordanna Fraiberg, and Deborah Henderson of Insurrection Media, Gary Fleder, who directs the first episode, and Gabrielle Neimand of Mojo Films, and Carrie Mudd of Peacock Alley, according to reports.
There is no trailer released as of yet. We will update this story once the trailer is released.
Where to watch
The 10 hour-long episode series will be coming to Netflix, with all episodes releasing on the platform at once.
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