Starz is offering up a second serving of Sweetbitter.
The premium cable network has confirmed that the show will return with a second season.
“Season one 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,’” said Chris Albrecht, President, and CEO of Starz.
“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.”
Sweetbitter stars Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge (The Hollow Crown), Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex), Evan Jonigkeit (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Eden Epstein (In Between Men), Jasmine Mathews (Blue Bloods), Daniyar (Claws) and Paul Sparks (The Girlfriend Experience).
The restaurant drama is based on Stephanie Danler's novel of the same name, and the second season will be getting an expanded episode order.
Sweetbitter Season 1 consisted of six episodes, but Season 2 will span 10 episodes, so it means fans will have a lot more time to spend in the high-stakes world in which Tess lives.
It follows "Tess, who shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, drinking, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon."
The series debuted back in May with just 38k viewers and a 0.01 rating among adults 18-49. However, by the finale, the numbers swelled to 210k and a 0.09 rating in the demo.
That's a big gain from premiere to finale, but it will likely need to rise substantially when the new season kicks off to secure future seasons.
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