Airdate: Sweetbitter

New US drama series Sweetbitter will premiere on Stan in May.

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, the series tells the story of Tess, a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life.

The series stars Ella Purnell, (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Maleficent, Kick Ass 2), and features Caitlin FitzGerald (UnREAL, Masters of Sex, Younger).

The 6x30min series, produced for Starz, will air same date as the US, with new episodes weekly.

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, adrenalised world behind-the-scenes: tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust.

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter stars Ella Purnell as “Tess” in the series, alongside Caitlin FitzGerald (UnREAL, Masters of Sex, current season of Stan’s Younger), Tom Sturridge (Far from the Madding Crowd, The Hollow Crown), Paul Sparks The Greatest Showman, House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience & Boardwalk Empire) Evan Jonigkeit (Broad City, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Girls),Eden Epstein (In Between Men, Blind), Jasmine Mathews (Blue Bloods, Heathers) and Daniyar (Claws, Scandal, Payday). Danler serves as creator, executive producer and writer on the series. Stu Zicherman serves as writer and showrunner and executive producer along with Plan B.

In this first season, we follow Tess along the path of the L train circa 2006: the prestigious Manhattan restaurant where she serves an upscale clientele, an industry dive bar, a corner bodega in Williamsburg, and an East Village apartment with a bathtub in the kitchen. She came to the city without a friend or ambition because she wanted more from her life. Underneath the oysters and champagne is a love letter to the way New York City changes and can change you. But it’s the people Tess meets at the restaurant who end up marking her for life. Sweetbitter is not only Tess’s story—it is also the story of the backwaiters, servers, bartenders, and dishwashers as they navigate friendship, intimacy, lust and betrayal. Her co-workers become her family, and through them she finds a degree of belonging that she’s never encountered before.

Monday May 7 on Stan.

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