‘Sweetbitter’ Canceled by Starz After 2 Seasons

Dramedy ended its second season in August

Last Updated: December 20, 2019 @ 3:35 PM

“Sweetbitter” has been canceled after two seasons at Starz, a spokesperson for the premium cable channel tells TheWrap.

Based on the national bestselling novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, “Sweetbitter” stars Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge, Caitlin FitzGerald, Evan Jonigkeit, Eden Epstein, Jasmine Mathews, Daniyar and Paul Sparks.

The half-hour restaurant dramedy, which hails from Starz parent company Lionsgate, ended its eight-episode Season 2 run in August.

Here’s the official description for the second, and now final, season:

What comes after being new? Tess (Purnell) has the job, and she’s ready to invest in it. She’s all in, but soon realizes she won’t survive at the restaurant if she doesn’t play the game. Tess finds her appetite awakened. She’s starving for knowledge but investing in this life means more than knowing the difference between wine from Bordeaux and Burgundy. Tess discovers that knowledge alone is not enough: she needs to be able to use it, to move from her head to her body. She needs experience. Tess’s appetite carries her through a sexual awakening, a discovery of her voice, and, ultimately, a recognition of her own power. However, not everyone shares this hunger. Simone, Jake and Howard are all trapped, by both the restaurant and each other, leaving Tess to question what she wants from the restaurant, and what it wants from her.

Danler serves as creator, executive producer and writer on the series. Stuart Zicherman is showrunner and executive producer on the Plan B Entertainment production.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported that “Sweetbitter” had been canceled.

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