Bayardo De Murguia is prettystoked for his new project.
Based on the book by Sona Charaipotraand Dhonielle Clayton, the project hails from writer Michael MacLennan, Insurrection Media, Mojo Filmsand Peacock Alley.
Written by MacLennan based on the book, Tiny Pretty Things is set in the world of an elite ballet academy and charts the rise and fall of young adults who live far from their homes, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin. As Chicago’s only elite dance school, the Archer School of Ballet serves as the company school for the city’s renowned professional company: City Works Ballet. The Archer School is an oasis for an array of dancers: rich and poor, from north and south, and a range of backgrounds. Yet they all share a rare talent and passion for dance, a loyal sense of community… and when it comes to their dreams, no Plan B.
In addition to De Murguia, the series also stars Lauren Holly, Kylie Jefferson, Casimere Jollette, Daniela Norman, Brennan Clost, Michael Hsu Rosen, Damon J. Gillespie, Barton Cowperthwaite, Tory Trowbridge and Jess Salgueiro.
Insurrection had optioned the book through its strategic relationship with the publisher HarperCollinsand spent a year developing the project before taking it to Netflix.
De Murguia portrays 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.
Salgueiro plays Isabel, a cop with a dancer’s ram-rod discipline from two tours of duty in Afghanistan before she traded in one uniform for another. With her ambition and keen moral compass, she’s uniquely qualified to search for the truth of what happened during a mysterious accident at the Academy.
Shooting is currently underway in Toronto for a 2020 premiere.
De Murguia’s previous credits include appearances on television inShooter,NCIS,Matadorand Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.