“We wanted the show to feel like a sensory assault,” Danler, who also adapted her novel and serves as an executive producer on the show, told reporters.
The premium cable network rounds out the cast of its Stephanie Danler adaptation opposite Ella Purnell in the lead role.
British actress will play the lead role of Tess on half-hour drama series based on Stephanie Danler novel
Starz has picked up a half-hour drama adaptation of Sweetbitter to series, with the novel’s author Stephanie Danler adapting her own work for the screen.
Set in the seductive world of Manhattan’s fine dining industry, Sweetbitteris the debut novel from author Stephanie Danler that has been cooking with fire on the TV and film rights market and has become one of the summer’s hottest reads since it hit bookshelves in May.
When a twenty two year-old woman comes to New York, she manages to land a job as a “backwaiter” at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant. What follows is her education: in oysters, Champagne, the appellations of Burgundy, friendship, cocaine, lust, love, and dive bars.