[01/17/18 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 17
Updates include: Amazon parts ways with three comedies; Kristen Wiig to star in comedy series for Apple; and Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott among latest cast in Amazon's "The Boys."

[01/12/18 - 11:31 AM]
Starz Announces 2018 Premiere Dates for Originals "Howards End," "Vida" and "Sweetbitter"
Half-hour dramas "Vida" and "Sweetbitter" will premiere on Sunday, May 6.

[10/31/17 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 31
Updates include: Netflix now suspends production on "House of Cards"; CBS looking into allegations against "Wisdom of the Crowd's" Jeremy Piven; and NBC lands "Bad Boys" spin-off starring Gabrielle Union.

[10/06/17 - 03:41 PM]
Starz Casts Ella Purnell as "Tess" for Scripted Drama Series "Sweetbitter"
"Sweetbitter" follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant.

[10/04/17 - 10:00 AM]
Starz Greenlights Savory Drama Series "Sweetbitter"
The network has ordered straight to series six half-hour episodes of the scripted drama "Sweetbitter," based on the national best-selling novel of the same name written by Stephanie Danler.

[07/31/17 - 10:15 AM]
Starz Developing Best-Selling Novel "Sweetbitter" Into Series
The half-hour drama is based on the national best-selling book of the same name written by Stephanie Danler, who has also written the script for the first episode.

Premieres Sunday, May 6
5/6/18 - ???
new this summer (yet to premiere)
sundays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
1 (6 episodes)
(from Starz's press release, January 2018) Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2018 Press Tour, Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik announced premiere dates for three new originals including the eagerly-awaited STARZ Original Limited Series "Howards End," premiering on Sunday, April 8. Half-hour dramas "Vida" and "Sweetbitter" will premiere on Sunday, May 6. "Sweetbitter" tells the story of Tess (Ella Purnell), a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. When she finds herself interviewing for a position at one of the best restaurants in the city, she thinks she's found a steady income and a safe place to wait. But Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world behind-the-scenes, tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust. "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. "Sweetbitter" is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by series creator Stephanie Danler who serves as executive producer and writer on the series. She is joined as an executive producer by Stu Zicherman ("The Americans," "The Affair," "Six Degrees") who also serves as showrunner and director of the finale episode and Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway, "Girls," "Criminal Minds," Ugly Betty") who directed the series premiere episode. Plan B Entertainment's Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg also executive produce the series.
· Caitlin FitzGerald as Simone
· Daniyar as Sasha
· Eden Epstein as Ari
· Ella Purnell as Tess
· Evan Jonigkeit as Will
· Jasmine Mathews as Heather
· Jimmie Saito as Scott
· Paul Sparks as Howard
· Tom Sturridge as Jake
· Donna Bloom as PROD
· Richard Shepard as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Stephanie Danler as BOOK/CRTR/EP
· Stu Zicherman as EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
· Plan B Entertainment