Last night, Starz aired the finale of their Flesh and Bone TV series. Has it been cancelled? Will it return for a second season?
Flesh and Bone revolves around the artists who are part of New York’s American Ballet Company (ABC). It explores both the dysfunction and the glamor of the world of ballet. The large cast includes Sarah Hay, Ben Daniels, Irina Dvorovenko, Sascha Radetsky, Raychel Diane Weiner, Emily Tyra, Josh Helman, Damon Herriman, Tina Benko, Karrell Williams, Patrick Page, and Tovah Feldshuh.
The cable channel ordered Flesh and Bone as a regular TV series back in January 2014. After the eight episodes were filmed, it was decided to make Flesh and Bone a “limited series” instead. No script or footage changes were made as it was felt that the season finale could work as a series finale. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht later said that he didn’t expect there to be a second season.
In November, co-star Radetsky was asked by TVLine if he felt there was closure in the final episode. He said, “I think it could go either way. It’s a standalone series, but [creator] Moira’s [Walley-Beckett] always thinking and she’s creating new storylines, so there’s certainly room for more to be explored.”
When asked if he’d be open to coming back to do a second season, Radetsky said, “Yeah. [But] I don’t think it’s even a remote possibility that it’s going to happen. I think everyone’s really thrilled with it as a standalone season and have moved on.”
While Starz could decide to revive Flesh and Bone for a second season at some point, there hasn’t been any talk of it yet.
What do you think? Are you satisfied with the ending of Flesh and Bone? Would you have watched a second season?