Disney Plus continues to increase its library of shows right before it is available for on-demand viewing soon. Taking a different route apart from adding several big-ticket shows, the streamer has ordered to a documentary series about the School of American Ballet from Imagine Documentaries and DCTV.
Titled On Pointe, the show will follow a year in the life of its student that go through rigorous training, auditioning and other practices just to crack in for the annual performances of The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet. The show is slated to be a six-part series, where Imagine has teamed up with DCTV to gain full access to the prestigious school at Lincoln Center.
DCTV’s Matthew O’Neill is executive producer and showrunner. Larissa Bills will produce and direct.
On Pointe is part of a growing slate of original unscripted and documentary series in the works for Disney Plus, the ambitious streaming platform set to launch on Nov. 12. Other unscripted titles set for the streamer include “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” from National Geographic and “The Imagineering Story” documentary series from Leslie Iwerks.