Netflix announced on Monday that it will reboot the hit culinary competition show “Iron Chef” on its streaming platform this summer.
Titled “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend,” the new show’s eight 45-minute episodes will be released weekly starting June 15.
“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,” Netflix said of the show in a press release. “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.'”
Mark Dacascos will reprise his role as “The Chairman,” and Alton Brown will also return as the host, now joined by Korean-born American chef and “Top Chef” Season 10 winner Kristen Kish as his co-host.
“Iron Chef” was originally a Japanese show before it was successfully adapted for U.S. audiences in 2005 with “Iron Chef America,” which proceeded to run for an impressive 13 seasons on the Food Network.
Each of the show’s episodes pitted a contestant chef against one of the in-house “Iron Chefs” — which included culinary luminaries such as Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Symon and Wolfgang Puck, among others — in a race to develop superior dishes, as determined by a judging panel, using a “secret” ingredient.
Since then, other adaptations, including Iron Chef UK, Iron Chef Australia, Iron Chef Vietnam and Iron Chef Canada, have also been released successfully.
Netflix has also made plans to premiere “Iron Chef Mexico” and “Iron Chef Brazil” within the year.
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