A taste of Sweetbitter

July 17, 2018


Based on the novel by Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter tells the story of 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 in this coming-of-age comedy drama.

In this DQTV video, creator and executive producer Danler talks about the “endless” possibilities of adapting her own novel for television.

Members of the cast, including Purnell, Caitlin Fitzgerald (Simone), Paul Sparks (Howard) and Eden Epstein (Ari), also discuss the authenticity of the series, complicated female characters and the challenges of striking a unique tone with a half-hour comedy drama.

Sweetbitter is produced by Plan B Entertainment for Starz, which holds distribution rights to the six-part series.

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