Casting calls are out in New York for “Sweetbitter” which is exec produced by Brad Pitt.
Starz has picked up a new show citled “Sweetbitter” and the TV series is currently in production in the NYC area. The new show is based on Stephanie Danler’s book of the same name which was published in 2016. Starz gave a straight-to-series order for the show which will comprised of 6, 1/2 hour long episodes.
The project has been in the works for just a short time and the network brought it together over the summer. “Sweetbitter” follows the story of a young woman who moves to New York City where she quickly gets introduced to the fast city life. The central character is named Tess and she lands a job at a popular downtown NYC restaurant.
The books author, Stephanie Danler also wrote the pilot and Stu Zicherman (The Americans, The Affair) is executive producing along with with Plan B Entertainment. Emmy winning writer-director Richard Shepard, who directed many episodes of Girls, is directing the pilot and Donna Bloom will be producing the first 6 episode season of the show. Actor Brad Pitt is also serving as one of the show’s executive producers.
According to Deadline, Tess quickly finds herself introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring yet punishing life she has stumbled upon. It is a story of a young woman’s coming of age, set against the rich and grimy backdrop of exclusive restaurants, evoking the possibility, beauty and fragility of being young and adrift.
Last month Starz was on a talent search to find an actress to play Tess. Seems Starz has found their starlet in actress Ella Purnell. Purnell snagged the lead role in the project which won won a multi-network bidding war for the show earlier this year.
The show is now casting extras in the New York area.
GWCI is seeking the following for STARZ series Sweetbitter, based on the novel by Stephanie Danler:
NON UNION to portray upscale restaurant patrons, age range 40’s-60s. Works TOMORROW Tuesday 12/12 in Brooklyn, NY.
If interested/available, please email Sweetbitter@gwcnyc.com with the subject line “FB RESTAURANT PATRON AVAIL 12/12” and the following information in the body of your email:
-Confirm you are non union
-Fully available Tuesday 12/12
-2-3 recent photos of yourself to show your current look