Starz announced three more key roles to the cast of Sweetbitter. In addition to lead, Ella Purnell as Tess, Tom Sturridge joins as the cast as Jake, Caitlin FitzGerald as Simone, and Paul Sparks as Howard. Based on Stephanie Danler’s best-selling novel, the drama series tells the story of Tess’s journey to New York City, where she works at a downtown restaurant and is introduced to a world of drugs, drinking, and love. Starz will hold all global distribution and home entertainment rights to Sweetbitter.