By Sahil Patel
Following its expansion into original drama and comedy TV series, stand-up specials, and documentary films, Netflix is now ready to take on original documentary series programming.
David Gelb’s “Chef’s Table,” a six-part series from the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” will premiere on the streaming service in 2015.
“We want to continue to support the best in non-fiction storytelling,” said Netflix’s VP of original documentary and comedy Lisa Nishimura, in a statement. “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 multi-episodic fashion. We’re fortunate to have the flexibility to match the story with the best format.”
“Chef’s Table” spotlights six world-renowned chefs, with the goal of giving viewers an inside look at the lives and kitchens of these culinary stars. Chefs featured in the program include Ben Shewry (from Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Sweden), Francis Mallman (Argentina), Niki Nakayama (Los Angeles), Dan Barber (New York City), and Massimo Bottura (Italy).
The series is executive produced by Gelb, Matt Weaver, Andrew Fried of Boardwalk Pictures, and Brian McGinn. Gelb, Fried, McGinn, along with Clay Jeter, also directed.
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