A new drama series based on a bestselling novel has received a green light from Starz. The project is “Sweetbitter,” based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler.
The project has a six-episode straight-to-series order, with Danler already having written the script for the first episode. Casting is under way for the half-hour scripted drama.
Danler and Stu Zicherman (“The Americans,” “The Affair,” “Six Degrees”) are executive producers along with Plan B Entertainment. Donna Bloom will serve as producer on the six-episode freshman season. Laura Rosenthal is currently leading the ongoing casting search.
Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht commented in today’s announcement: “Stephanie’s smart, sensory and genuine storytelling is set in the world of high-end dining, fueled by too much debauchery, drugs and French wine. Stephanie, Stu and Plan B have found an exciting way to translate the celebration of senses depicted in the book to the screen, and along the way, will post a love letter to New York City. We look forward to announcing our Tess, Jake, Simone and Howard soon.”
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