Netflix has ordered its first original docuseries and Spoon client Chef Massimo Bottura will be featuring in his very own episode.
From acclaimed Jiro Dreams of Sushi filmmaker David Gelb, Chef’s Table features the most well-known international chefs and gives viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these talents. The streaming service has ordered six episodes for a 2015 launch in all territories where Netflix is available.
“We want to continue to support the best in nonfiction storytelling. While some stories are best told as feature-length films, others, like Chef’s Table, greatly benefit from being able to communicate their story in a multiepisodic fashion. We’re fortunate to have the flexibility to match the story with the best format,” said Lisa Nishimura, vp original documentary and comedy at Netflix.
The six featured chefs are Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana; Modena, Italy), Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant; Melbourne, Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken; Järpen, Sweden), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur; Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant; Los Angeles, Calif.), and Dan Barber(Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns; New York, N.Y.)
Gelb, Matt Weaver, Andrew Fried of Boardwalk Pictures and Brian McGinn are executive producers. Gelb, Fried, McGinn and Clay Jeter direct.
Filming will start soon but much as we’d like to tell you more we’ve been sworn to secrecy until the series launches.