Animal Kingdom director David Michôd will direct the first episode of Flesh and Bone, a US TV drama created and executive produced by Breaking Bad‘s Moira Walley-Beckett.

Commissioned by the Starz network, the show stars Sarah Hay (Black Swan) as a young ballet dancer with a troubled past who joins a ballet company in New York. It’s the director’s second US TV gig after he made an episode of the HBO comedy Enlightened.

“I’m entirely enamoured of the visual, visceral, artful way David tells story,” Walley-Beckett told “His style and sensibility is very much in alignment with my vision of my show.”

The cast includes American Ballet Theatre’s Irina Dvorovenko and Sascha Radetsky, Ballet Arizona’s Raychel Diane Weiner and Boardwalk Empire’s Emily Tyra. The pilot will shoot in New York City in the northern spring.

Roadshow will release Michôd’s crime thriller The Rover, which stars Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy and Anthony Hayes, on July 31. Set in the Australian desert in the near future, it follows Pearce as a guy whose last possession is taken by a gang of thieves. He enlists the help of Pattinson’s character to track down the thieves.

Michôd wrote the screenplay inspired by a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton. The producers are Porchlight Film’s Liz Watts and Lava Bear’s David Linde. A24 will release the film in the US.

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