Sweetbitter Creator Stephanie Danler on Adapting her Award-Winning Novel for TV

Sweetbitter Season 1 2018

Sweetbitter portrays a side of restaurants not often seen in mainstream media—delicate, sensual, feminine. The Starz TV show, based on Stephanie Danler’s award-winning novel of the same name, premiered Sunday, May 6.

As executive producer, Danler trades her lyrical sentences for powerful visuals. States of loneliness, intoxication and longing are portrayed in many ways, though most perceptively on star Ella Purnell’s face, best known for her role in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

“I feel like she has these eyes that are able to show you the melancholy and excitement of being alone in the city for the first time in your life,” Danler says.

Read the full story on the Motion Picture Association of America’s The Credits blog.

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