Watch the first trailer from STARZ’s upcoming new series, Sweetbitter, their new half-hour drama, coming this May.
STARZ has released the new official trailer and key art for their upcoming original series Sweetbitter, and we are HERE FOR IT!
Sweetbitter, based on the national bestselling novel of the same name (by Stephanie Danler).
In the trailer, we meet Tess (Ella Purnell) as she arrives in New York City–a 22-year-old looking to find herself. She ends up getting a job at one of the best restaurants in the city and thinks she’s found a steady income and a safe place to wait. However, Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world behind-the-scenes: tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust:
Sweet, sour, salty, bitter…
Oh yes, this is going to be juicy!
Caitlin FitzGerald, Tom Sturridge, Paul Sparks, Evan Jonigkeit, Daniyar, Eden Epstein and Jasmine Mathews also star in Sweetbitter, while Danler serves as creator, executive producer, and writer on the series.
The series premieres Sunday, May 6, 2018. For more, check out the synopsis for Season 1, plus new images, then make sure you’re following Sweetbitter on social media!
Sweet. Salt. Sour. Bitter. Umami. Now your tongue is coded.
“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,
In Season One, 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.
“Sweetbitter” illuminates the sensory journey of developing a palate. How the sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and umami threaten, complement, and ultimately need each other so that we can learn to taste.
“Sweetbitter” is a show about the life that happens to you while you’re waiting.