Sweetbitter tells the story of Tess, a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. When she’s invited to train at one of the best restaurants in the city, she thinks she’s found a steady income and a safe place to wait. But Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world behind-the-scenes: tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust.
The new half-hour drama premieres Sunday, May 6th on Starz.
Tom Sturridge, Caitlin Fitzgerald and Paul Sparks have been cast in three key roles in Starz’s Sweetbitter, which follows Tess (Ella Purnell) as her job at a top New York City restaurant leads her into a world of drugs, drinking, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining.
Sturridge, Fitzgerald and Sparks will portray key figures in the restaurant.
The show has also added Evan Jonigkeit, Daniyar, Eden Epstein and
Jasmine Mathews to as series regulars.
Starz has ordered Sweetbitter – based on the bestselling novel by Stephanie Danler – straight to series.
Sweetbitter follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars, and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon.