Netflix Greenlit Adaptation of YA Series ‘Tiny Pretty Things’


Netflix has greenlit the TV series adaptation of YA novel ‘Tiny Pretty Things’ by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.

Michael MacLennan is attached to write the script for the 10-episode season one. The production is expected to film in Toronto.

Tiny Pretty Things is slated for a 2020 premiere.

L to R: Lauren Holly, Casimere Jollette, Kylie Jefferson, Daniela Norman

Tiny Pretty Things follows the story of teenage-ballet dreams of a young group as they struggle to attain their goals in their cutthroat environment.

Holly portrays Monique, a former dancer turned The Archer School director. Driven by ambition and a true belief in ASB’s value, Monique holds unique power over the school, using her dark capacities not only to defend her institution, but also to bring about the best in her students regardless of her means.

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.

Jollette is 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.

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.

The cast also include Brennan Clost, Michael Hsu Rosen, Damon J. Gillespie, Bayardo De Murguia, Barton Cowperthwaite, Tory Trowbridge and Jess Salgueiro.

Source: Deadline