1/ It’s a coming of age story – with a darkish twist
Sweetbitter hinges on Tess (whose identify you don’t even know till you’re an excellent two thirds into the e-book), a 22-year-old recent from America’s Midwest looking for to discover a new id within the massive metropolis. She lands a backwaiter gig at one among New York City’s hottest eating places and shortly turns into embroiled of their decadent, debaucherous world of heavy consuming, medicine and informal (and not-so…) employees trysts.
2/ It’s partly autobiographical
The Sweetbitter restaurant is loosely based mostly on writer Danler’s personal expertise of shifting to New York after school and waitressing on the fashionable Union Square Café. Danler wrote the novel whereas waitressing at one other fashionable NYC hang-out, Buzette, the place – extremely – she plucked up the braveness to ask Penguin Random House writer and restaurant common Peter Gethers to learn her manuscript. “The book came in, and within 10 pages, I was going, ‘Oh, my God, this woman is an extraordinary talent,’” Gethers informed the New York Times. And identical to that (kind of), her debut novel was revealed.
three/ Angelina Jolie lookalike Ella Purnell performs Tess
Up-and-coming British actress Ella Purnell performs Sweetbitter protagonist Tess. You might have noticed her enjoying the teenage model of Angelina Jolie’s character in Maleficent, plus she’s starred in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. If the trailer is something to go by, she brings a confidence to Tess that’s lacking from the novel, whereas sustaining her wide-eyed, perpetually overwhelmed vibe throughout service.
four/ Sienna Miller’s former fiancé performs Jake
Another British actor adopting an American accent for this series, Tom Sturridge takes on the position of enigmatic dangerous boy Jake. He’s beforehand appeared in movies together with On The Road and Far From The Madding Crowd with Carey Mulligan.
5/ Caitlin FitzGerald was forged as Simone
Unreal followers will recognize this one: Caitlin Fitzgerald performs the third level in Sweetbitter’s love triangle, Simone. You may keep in mind her as Meryl Streep and Alex Baldwin’s eldest daughter in It’s Complicated.
6/ Paul Sparks can also be on board
With House of Cards, The Crown and Boardwalk Empire underneath his belt, Paul Sparks is including one other cult TV series to his repertoire, giving restaurant supervisor Howard a simmering, sinister edge.
Sweetbitter premieres on Stan in Australia as we speak.