Netflix is rebooting an “oversized version” of the iconic cooking competition series, called “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend”
Manila, Philippines – What’s cooking at Netflix? It looks like the streaming giant is rebooting another popular franchise into its own series – it’s a cooking contest Iron boss!
According to Deadline, the new Netflix series will be called Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend, and will be an adrenaline-fueled “oversized take” of the Food Network’s “revolutionary cooking competition that started it all.” Netflix has ordered eight episodes.
According to the description of the show, the new iron boss will always be the “toughest culinary challenge a chef will ever face” – where “world-class cuisine meets high-octane sports”. There will be five new Iron Chefs welcoming the aspiring Challenger Chefs in each episode. A mystery ingredient that each chef must use for the showdown will be introduced at the start.
The culinary face-to-face will take place in a “reinvented kitchen stage” where endurance and creativity must prevail in the original dishes of each chef. The episode-winning Challenger will return to battle in the Grand Finals to be named “the first-ever Iron Legend.”
Keller Productions by Eytan Keller and 3Ball Productions will oversee the series. Eytan Keller was the executive producer and director of Iron Chef America in 2004. Daniel Calin (Top Chef, MasterChef, Nailed It!, The American Barbecue Showdown) will also serve as an executive producer.
The new series will air in late 2022. The official list of Iron Chefs has yet to be named.
iron boss was born in Japan in 1993 on Fuji Television Network, hosted by the flamboyant Takeshi Kaga. Food Network picked it up for Iron Chef United States in 2001, where William Shatner was the host. In 2004, Food Network debuted Iron Chef Americawhich ran for 12 seasons until 2014. It was hosted by “The President”, Mark Dacascos.
Renowned chefs like Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon, Geoffrey Zakarian and Jose Garces were among Iron Chef America The best chefs. Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto and Cat Cora were also known for their appearances on the show. – Steph Arnaldo/Rappler.com