Dan Levy Cooking Show ‘Big Brunch’ Ordered From HBO Max

Dan Levy’s production schedule keeps exploding. The latest project in the multi-hyphenated cooking competition series “The Big Brunch,” which also comes from Boardwalk Pictures, has been commissioned from HBO Max with a targeted 2022 premiere.

Levy created and will host the series which focuses on celebrating inspiring yet undiscovered culinary voices from all over the United States — but also brunch. As the title promises, competing chefs will have to find innovative and personal ways to redefine what it means to dine between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The series will highlight the stories and business dreams of chefs while giving them the chance to compete for a “Life-Changing Prize.” (HBO Max has yet to announce specific details regarding the episodic format or prize money.)

“Everyone has a friend, family member or co-worker who is amazing at what they do, they just need a boost so their talents can be appreciated on a larger scale. Thanks to an almost obsessive love of food, I’ve been lucky enough to meet many of these people in the culinary world – friends working in cafes or food trucks, revolutionizing local restaurant menus – these special humans who create communities around their cooking, hoping to take their skills to the next level. I created this show for them, the local culinary heroes of America who deserve a spotlight. That, and who doesn’t want to see syrup maple syrup slowly pouring over a golden pile of perfectly baked French toast, inspired by crème brûlée?” Levy said in a statement.

“What we love about this special show is that it serves up more than mouth-watering culinary delights; it’s all about the heart, the love for cooking, and spotlighting talent whose unique skills elevate the beloved brunch menu. There’s no better dining or creative partner than Dan and the team at Boardwalk Pictures to celebrate these unknown voices, and, well, Brunch, the best meal to indulge in decadent sweet and savory dishes that are fueled by cocktails and caffeine,” added Sarah Aubrey. , Head of Original Content, HBO Max.

Auditions for “The Big Brunch” are currently open. thebigbrunchcastingcrane.com The show is produced by Levy, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma and Faye Stapleton.

Levy, who shot to fame after co-creating and starring in CBC’s “Schitt’s Creek,” also has an overall film and TV deal with Netflix and recently released her first book, “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek”. Boardwalk Pictures, perhaps best known for unscripted series such as “Chef’s Table” and “Last Chance U,” is also behind Netflix’s recent “Sex, Love & Goop.” On the feature film side, the company has produced documentaries such as “The Black Godfather”, “Val” and “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme”.