Ella Purnell will next star as the lead of Starz’s new series Sweetbitter adapted from the best-selling novel by Stephanie Danler. She also can be seen in BBC One’s three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel Ordeal By Innocence. Purnell’s additional credits include Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for Tim Burton, Never Let Me Go, Maleficent, Kick-Ass 2, and Intruders. On stage, Purnell recently starred in Natives, a play directed by Rob Drummer at the Southwark Playhouse in London.
On May 6, Sparks will appear in the Starz series Sweetbitter, based on the NYT best seller. Recently, he appeared on stage in Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & the Zoo Story. Earlier this year, Sparks starred in the series, Waco, for the Paramount network. Additional credits include: Thoroughbreds, The Greatest Showman, Midnight Special, Mud, The Crown, House of Cards (Emmy Award nomination), The Girlfriend Experience, The Night Of, and Boardwalk Empire (SAG Award Winner-Best Ensemble). Paul’s distinguished work on stage has also earned him five Drama Desk Awards nominations.
Caitlin can next be seen starring in Starz's Sweetbitter as Simone. She can currently be seen on UnREAL as Serena, the bachelorette. Caitlin is known for her role on Masters of Sex. Her past film credits include It's Complicated, Taking Woodstock, and Adult Beginners. Her past television credits include Gossip Girl, How to Make it in America, and Law & Order: SVU.
Stephanie Danler is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Sweetbitter. She is currently based in Los Angeles, California, and at work on a book of non-fiction.
Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) co-founder and New York Times best-selling author. Couric's documentaries include: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, for National Geographic; Under the Gun, which aired on EPIX; and Fed Up, available on Netflix. Couric’s six-part documentary series, America Inside Out, airs Wednesdays on National Geographic through May 16. Couric joined CBS as the first woman at the helm of an evening news cast after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show. Her awards include a duPont-Columbia, Peabody, two Edward R. Murrows, a Walter Cronkite Award, and multiple Emmys.