‘Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend’ Heading to Netflix in 2022

The series “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” is coming to Netflix in 2022.

The “Iron Chef” series reboot features five new Iron Chefs who will welcome challengers to the reimagined Kitchen Stadium, where they’ll face off and cook. The competition’s most successful challenger will return to battle in a grand finale for the chance to be named the first ever “Iron Legend.”

The eight-episode series is based on Fuji Television Network’s format.

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HBO Max Orders Cooking Competition Series ‘The Big Brunch’

HBO Max has ordered the unscripted cooking competition series “The Big Brunch” from Dan Levy and Boardwalk Pictures (“Chef’s Table,” “Cheer”). The series is slated to premiere next year.

Created and hosted by Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”), “The Big Brunch” will offer chefs the opportunity share their stories and their business dreams, while also competing for a life altering prize — all while finding innovative and personal ways to redefine what it means to dine between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“Everybody has a friend, a family member, or a co-worker that is extraordinary at what they do, they just need a leg up so that their talents can be appreciated on a larger scale,” Levy said in a statement. “Thanks to an almost obsessive love of food, I’ve been lucky enough to come across many of those people in the culinary world — friends working out of cafes or food trucks, revolutionizing the menus at local diners — those 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 watch maple syrup being poured slowly over a golden stack of perfectly cooked, creme brûlée inspired French toast?”

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“What we love about this special show is that it serves more than mouth-watering culinary delicacies; it’s about heart, a love of cooking and spotlighting talent whose unique skills elevate the beloved brunch menu,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement. “There’s no better foodie or creative partner than Dan and the team at Boardwalk Pictures to celebrate those undiscovered voices, and, well, Brunch, the best meal to indulge in decadent sweet and savory dishes that are fueled by cocktails and caffeine.”

FilmRise, Fuji Television Partner for ‘Iron Chef’ Cooking Competition Show

FilmRise Oct. 11 announced a deal with Fuji Television Network, through its distribution arm Fuji Creative Corporation, to bring domestic and international audiences all 290 episodes of the Japanese culinary cook-off series, “Iron Chef.”

The New York-based distributor has secured all SVOD and AVOD rights and will also present the series on its FilmRise Streaming Network. The announcement was made jointly by Max Einhorn, SVP of acquisitions and co-productions of FilmRise, and Masaru Akiyama, senior manager at Fuji Television Network.

On the show, no expense is spared as the chefs seem to have almost limitless supplies of the most exotic and expensive gourmet ingredients. The competition, hosted by Chairman Kaga, introduces a “secret ingredient” that the challenger and the chosen Iron Chef has to incorporate into every dish.

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Each chef presents his or her dishes to a panel of judges who rate the dishes to crown a winner. All of the competitions occur in a specially designed “kitchen stadium.”

“‘Iron Chef’ is a legendary brand and the true godfather of the modern cooking competition format and, as the originator of the secret-ingredient showdown and standard-setter for theatrics and drama, it’s easy to see why an entire American network reinvented itself after seeing the program,” Einhorn said in a statement. “We look forward to offering it to old and new fans to stream around the world.”

After the series completed its run in Japan in 1999, eight international territories created their own editions, including “Iron Chef: America,” “Iron Chef: Israel,” “Iron Chef: UK,” “Iron Chef: Australia,” “Iron Chef: Thailand,” “Iron Chef: Indonesia,” “Iron Chef: Vietnam,” and “Iron Chef: Canada,” boosting its international loyal cult following.

The deal was negotiated by Jonitha Keymoore at FilmRise and Francois Grosjean at Fuji Creative Corporation.