Drama

SWEETBITTER (half-hour)
Ordered straight to series; six episodes
STUDIO: Plan B Entertainment
TEAM: Stephanie Danler (w, ep), Stu Zicherman (ep), Richard Shepard (d, ep), Donna Bloom (p)
LOGLINE: Shortly after arriving in New York City, Tess 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. It is a 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.
CAST: Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Paul Sparks, Evan Jonigkeit, Daniyar, Eden Epstein, Jasmine Mathews

VIDA (half-hour)
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Big Beach TV
TEAM: Tanya Saracho (w, ep, sr), Alonso Ruizpalacios (d), Marc Turtletaub (ep), Peter Saraf (ep), Robin Schwartz (ep)
LOGLINE: Focuses on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity.
CAST: Veronica Osorio, Melissa Barerra, Mishel Prada, Karen Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, Maria Elena Laas