Starz's Sweetbitter — Official Trailer


added: Thu, Mar 1st '18

English actress Ella Purnell, who you may remember from director Tim Button's fantasy-adventure movie "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," is getting to star in her own American series, which sees her in a more grown-up role as a 22-year-old inexperienced waitress who is crossing into adulthood and living alone in New York City for the first time in her life.

"Sweetbitter" is created by Stephanie Danler, which is based on her semi-biographical best-selling novel of the same name. The series is set in 2006, New York City, and follows a young woman named Tess (Purnell), who has just moved to the Big Apple where she is introduced to the fast-paced, dog-eat-dog world of fine dining after landing a job as a low-level server at a celebrated downtown restaurant.

Co-starring Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex), Tom Sturridge (Far from the Madding Crowd), Evan Jonigkeit (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Paul Sparks (WACO, Boardwalk Empire), the cable drama will only consist of six half-hour episodes with Emmy-winning TV director and filmmaker Richard Shepard (Girls, Ugly Betty, The Matador) directing the pilot.

Executive produced by Danler along with Shepard and Stu Zicherman (The Americans, The Affair), "Sweetbitter" is due to premiere on Sunday, May 6th exclusively on STARZ. Watch the newly-released trailer, above.

SWEETBITTER tells the story of Tess (Ella Purnell), a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. When she finds herself interviewing for a position 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.

SWEETBITTER illuminates the sensory journey of developing a palate. How the sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and umami threaten, complement and ultimately need each other so that we can learn to taste. SWEETBITTER is a show about the life that happens to you while you’re waiting.


directed by   Richard Shepard (pilot episode)

starring   Ella Purnell, Caitlin FitzGerald, Tom Sturridge, Evan Jonigkeit, Paul Sparks, Daniyar, Eden Epstein

release date   May 6, 2018 (on Starz)

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