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Tiny Pretty Things

Tiny Pretty Things

  • Premiered: 
    December 14, 2020
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2015 book (Tiny Pretty Things) by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton 
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton's book of the same name, TINY PRETTY THINGS is a drama series 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. Characters include:

Monique: A former dancer turned The Archer School director, 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.

Neveah: She's a 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 (ASB) as a last-minute replacement.

Bette: An ambitious "music box ballerina," Bette is a ruthlessly perfect, supremely confident dancer. 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.

June: She's a sweet and petite dancer raised by a strict businesswoman mother. The ASB 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.

Shane: A stacked and fiery dancer from a small town, Shane grew up tormented for loving dance, and has become a hot-headed scrapper -- and his family's greatest hope.

Nabil: A man with the swagger of Baryshnikov and the cold eyes of a potential killer, Nabil is a new recruit who is worldly and strange with a wicked technique. Born in Malaysia before moving to Paris, Nabil comes with intimidating levels of power and potential.

Caleb: He's a lean and handsome dancer who uses his ready humor and undeniable talent to mask his struggles with a profound loss -- and a secret that could unravel the institution.

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.

Isabel: She's 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.

Oren: A strapping prince of a man, wealth and good looks gave him great roles, Bette as a girlfriend, and primed him for success, but beneath this veneer lies crippling anxiety, a dysfunctional obsession with his body, and a need for physical perfection.

Delia: She's Bette's older sister and dancer of supreme caliber and beauty, Delia is the Whitlaw Family's first prodigy, returning to Chicago after two years dancing abroad. With her newfound success, Delia relishes her new role as a diva, triumphantly returning to the school that scorned her when she was a student.

Netflix released the entire 10-episode first season of TINY PRETTY THINGS on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Insurrection Media


  • Archer School of Ballet - Chicago, Illinois USA