‘Sweetbitter’ Renewed by Starz for Season 2

Stephanie Danler serves up a second course of Ella Purnell-starring restaurant drama


Starz has renewed restaurant drama “Sweetbitter” for Season 2, TheWrap has learned.

“Season 1 gave audiences a taste of the characters and backstory of an upscale New York restaurant, leaving them wanting more – which we will deliver with a second helping of ‘Sweetbitter,’” Starz chief Chris Albrecht told TheWrap. “The immersion of the audience into the world in and around the restaurant will deepen as the series looks further into the complexities of Tess’ awakening and the lives of her new friends and colleagues in the second season.”

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.

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

Starz, which produces the series, retains all domestic multiplatform pay TV and SVOD rights to the series. Lionsgate retains all international and domestic distribution and home entertainment rights.

Ken Segna and Samantha Offsay are the Starz executives in charge of “Sweetbitter.” Segna is a senior vice president of original programming there, Offsay is manager of that department.