Deadline reported, Starz has cast the key roles in ‘Sweetbitter.’ Tom Sturridge, Caitlin Fitzgerald, and Paul Sparks are joining Ella Purnell. In addition, Evan Jonigkeit, Daniyar, Eden Epstein and Jasmine Mathews have been cast as series regulars.
You can read the synopsis of the series below:
Sturridge will play Jake,a recklessly beautiful bartender, and FitzGerald will portray Simone, a sommelier who is the embodiment of self-possession, beauty, and authority at the restaurant. Simone and Jake awaken, in Tess ( Purnell), a sense of lust she has never felt before. Sparks will play Howard, the General Manager of the restaurant and father-figure to the group who work there.Based on Stephanie Danler’s bestselling novel, Sweetbitter center on Purnell’s Tess, who shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, drinking, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon. Sweetbitter is the story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the rich and grimy backdrop of exclusive restaurants, conjuring a nonstop and high-adrenaline world evoking the possibility, beauty and fragility of being young and adrift.