Magazine article Screen International

Starz Orders Brad Pitt-Produced 'Sweetbitter' Straight-to-Series

Magazine article Screen International

Starz Orders Brad Pitt-Produced 'Sweetbitter' Straight-to-Series

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Series based on Stephanie Danler’s novel.

The premium cable network has given a six-episode straight-to-series order for the Plan B Entertainment drama. Sweetbitter is a half-hour adaptation of Stephanie Danler’s best-selling novel.

Sweetbitter follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York, 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.

Danler wrote the first episode. Stu Zicherman will contribute to writing on the series alongside Danler, while both will serve as executive producers along with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. …

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