Sweetbitter: Tale of Young Woman in New York, Played by Ella Purnell

Like the novel upon which it is based, Sweetbitter tells the story of Tess (Ella Purnell), a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City to pursue a new life and is “quickly intoxicated” by the chaotic, fast-paced contexts of the restaurant world.

Sweetbitter comes from Stephanie Danler, who created the show and serves as executive producer on it.

Stu Zichrman serves as executive producer, showrunner, and director of the finale episode, while Richard Shepard directed the series premiere.

Plan B Entertainment’s Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg also exec produce the series.

Sweetbitter Season 1 2018

Starz is also developing a TV adaptation of the John Wick franchise. The series, currently titled, The Continental will focus on the “inner workings” of the exclusive Continental Hotel, which serves as a refuge for assassins.

Chris Collins will write the series and serve as showrunner, and the show will be executive produced by Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, along with Collins, David Leitch and Keanu Reeves. Stahelski will direct the premiere episode.