Production is currently underway on the upcoming STARZ hour-long drama series Sweetbitter, based on the 2016 best-selling novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler. The story follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly 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. This is the 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. The series will be executive produced by Danler, Stu Zicherman (The Americans) and Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment.
Filming will take place between October 30th-December 22nd in the NYC area and the casting directors are looking for people who can work on a regular basis on the show. A casting call has gone out seeking the following:
- PASTA CHEFS – SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION Men and Women, all ethnicities, age range 20-50’s. Must be available for interview on Friday 10/20. Make sure the email subject line reads “FB PASTA CHEF – Name” meaning your name.
- KITCHEN STAFF – Seeking SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION Men and Women age range 20-50’s to portray line cooks, prep cooks, butchers, dishwashers, pastry chefs, etc. Must have availability between 10/22 and 12/30. Make sure the email subject line reads “FB CORE KITCHEN TYPES – Name” meaning your name.
- RESTAURANT STAFF – Seeking SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION Caucasian and Asian 20-40’S age range to portray front of house restaurant staff (servers, backwaiters, bartenders, etc.) Must have availability between 10/22 and 12/30. Make sure the email subject line reads “FB WAITSTAFF TYPES – Name” meaning your name.
If you fit any of the above description please send your Name, Phone Number, Union Status (SAG-AFTRA or NONUNION), height & weight stats, clothing nd shoe sizes, location and at least 2 clear candid photos (NO HEADSHOTS! NO FILTERS! NO SILLY FACES!) along with any experience you may have in the above description and your availability to: email@example.com Please put the appropriate specified title in the email subject line.
More casting needs to be announced later.
Source: Grant Wilfley Casting