The Chairman is on the hunt for a new Iron Legend.
In the history of competitive cooking shows, one of the most venerated is undoubtedly Iron Chef. Originating in Japan in the 90s, Iron Chef has spun off into international versions broadcast all over the world, with the American version being one of the most popular and well-known. In the show, a group of talented chefs would take on seasoned veteran chefs to cook specific dishes in a limited time, with victors decided by a panel of celebrity judges. Iron Chef America ended its run in 2018, but it seems you can’t keep a good chef down.
Netflix announced today that they will be hosting a revival of Iron Chef, titled Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend. Like the original show, this new version will be hosted by celebrity chef Alton Brown, alongside co-host Kristen Kish. Mark Dacascos will also be returning to his classic role as The Chairman of the show, introducing the contestants and secret ingredients.
“The legendary Iron Chef series is reborn with a supersized approach to the ground-breaking culinary competition that started it all. It’s been called the toughest culinary challenge a chef will ever experience,” reads the show’s official description. “This is where world-class cuisine meets high-octane sports. Five new trailblazing Iron Chefs will welcome brave Challenger Chefs to the reimagined Kitchen Stadium, where they’ll face off and be pushed to the limits of endurance and creativity, as they cook up extraordinary culinary creations. 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.”
Netflix’s ‘Iron Chef’ Reboot to Reunite Host Alton Brown, ‘The Chairman’ Mark Dacascos https://t.co/o7cL7HEFsS
— Variety (@Variety) May 2, 2022
The show will be released on Netflix on June 15, with the season containing eight 45-minute-long episodes. Netflix is also planning on releasing more international versions such as Iron Chef Mexico and Iron Chef Brazil later this year.