We’re thanking the adaptation gods today, because we’ve been blessed with news that has us hype.
The dramatic masterpiece that is Tiny Pretty Things, co-written by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, is being developed and produced by Insurrection, with ten episodes set to premiere on Netflix in 2020!!
Tiny Pretty Things is a story set in the world of an elite ballet academy and follows the characters as they’ll do whatever it takes to make their dreams a reality. Some of the most vicious backstabbing, manipulating, and self-sabotage ensues, and we already know our eyes are going to be glued to the screen just like they were to the page. Seriously, just look how intense the read is. Things at the Archer School of Ballet are twisted, and we cannot wait.
Tiny Pretty Things: The Series
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About Tiny Pretty Things
Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the 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.
• Kylie Jefferson plays Neveah, the rebel with raw talent and fierce determination who looks to rise above her roots and find a future in the world of ballet laurent without losing her unique and fiery approach to dance. Neveah is staring down the greatest opportunity of her life—a chance to be a student of the Archer School of Ballet as a last-minute replacement.
• Casimere Jollette plays Bette, a ruthlessly perfect, supremely confident, ambitious “music box ballerina.” She’s rich but not entitled, works harder than anyone else—due in part to spending her life playing second fiddle to her older sister Delia.
• Daniela Norman plays June, a sweet and petite dancer raised by a strict businesswoman mother. The Archer School of Ballet is the only place she feels like she belongs. After what feels like a lifetime playing back-up, she is ready to earn her time in the spotlight, proving to her mother that ballet is where she belongs.
• Brennan Clost plays Shane, s tacked and fiery, from a small town, he grew up tormented for loving dance, and has become a hot-headed scrapper—and his family’s greatest hope.
• Michael Hsu Rosen plays Nabil, a man with the swagger of Baryshnikov and the cold eyes of a potential killer. This new recruit is worldly, strange, and has a wicked technique. Born in Malaysia before moving to Paris, Nabil comes with intimidating levels of power and potential.
• Damon J. Gillespie plays Caleb, a lean and handsome dancer who uses his ready humor and undeniable talent, in order to mask his struggles with a profound loss—and a secret that could unravel the institution.
• Bayardo De Murguia plays Ramon, a lean god with a deep baritone, Ramon is a former bad-boy dancer turned visionary choreographer. He’s not big on criticism, especially from students, which produces friction within the Archer School of Ballet and with his girlfriend and muse of the moment, Delia.
• Barton Cowperthwaite plays Oren, a strapping prince of a man, wealth and good looks gave him great roles, Bette as a girlfriend, and primed him for success, but beneath this veneer lies crippling anxiety, a dysfunctional obsession with his body, and a need for physical perfection.
• Tory Trowbridge plays Delia, Bette’s older sister, and d ancer of supreme caliber and beauty, Delia is the Whitlaw Family’s first prodigy, returning to Chicago after two years dancing abroad. With her newfound success, Delia relishes her new role as a diva, triumphantly returning to the school that scorned her when she was a student.
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