July 26, 2013 12:04pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Starz to Air BBC Period Drama 'Dancing on the Edge'
Starz has landed the U.S. rights to Dancing on the Edge. The period drama comes from playwright Stephen Poliakoff and saw its official premiere on BBC2 earlier in year.
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, John Goodman, Angel Coulby, Anthony Head and Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge chronicles The Louis Lester Band, an all-black jazz ensemble playing the club circuit in 1930s London. The series chronicles the band's rise to fame while dealing while racist resistance among the city's aristocrats and, ultimately, a murder mystery.
Billed as a five-episode miniseries, Dancing on the Edge bows on Starz in October. It joins another import, BBC One co-production The White Queen, which comes to the network in August.