Below, watch a preview of the Dancing on the Edge TV show, premiering on PBS, Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 8:00pm ET/PT. Set in 1930s London, the drama series features follows the black jazz musicians of the Louis Lester Band, as they rise to fame with London’s upper class society.
The Dancing on the Edge TV series cast includes: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Joanna Vanderham, Wunmi Mosaku, Angel Coulby, Paul Dixon, Janet Montgomery, Jenna Coleman, Anthony Head, Allan Corduner, Mel Smith, and John Goodman.
PBS says, “Follow a drama about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.” Watch the Dancing on the Edge TV series premiere teaser from PBS.
Written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, Dancing on the Edge is a 1930’s period drama detailing the rise of the Louis Lester Band, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lester. As his band prevails, despite the racism and classism they encounter, Louis finds himself entangled in a series of unfortunate events which in no way involves Lemony Snicket. Once Lester becomes a suspect in a murder case, he must go on the lam, which could lead to his band’s demise. The series premiered on BBC Two February 4, 2013. In the US, it originally premiered on Starz on October 19, 2013.
John Goodman is Masterson. Jacqueline Bisset plays Lady Cremone. Janet Montgomery is Sarah. Angel Coulby plays Jessie. Wunmi Mosaku is Carla. Tom Hughes plays Julian. Joanna Vanderham is Pamela. Matthew Goode plays Stanley.
Dancing on the Edge was produced by Ruby Film and Television and supported by Endgame Entertainment, Playground Entertainment, Creative England, and LipSync Productions. Full episodes will be available for viewing on PBS.org for a limited time after each national broadcast.
What do you think? Have you watched the Dancing on the Edge TV series on BBC Two or Starz? Do you plan to check out the series on PBS?