This summer, TV’s most intense cooking competition is returning.
Alton Brown will return as host alongside newcomer Kristen Kish, who you might remember as the Season 10 “Top Chef” winner. And, of course, no “Iron Chef” show would be complete without Mark Dacascos, who’ll reprise his role as “The Chairman.”
Before the announcement, during an interview with USA TODAY about his last “Good Eats” cookbook, Brown spoke about wanting to return to Kitchen Stadium.
“I’d love to make more ‘Iron Chef’ episodes because that was like going to grad school for me and I’d like to go back for my PhD,” he said in April.
Brown and Dacascos helmed “Iron Chef America” for 13 seasons on Food Network where Mario Batali, Cat Cora, Bobby Flay, Jose Garces and Masaharu Morimoto were among the Iron Chefs. Like the Netflix version, it was based on the popular Japanese format developed by Fuji Television Network.
Netflix’s reboot, officially called “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend,” will be a bingeable set of eight, 45-minute episodes that will release weekly. Five yet-to-be-announced Iron Chefs will be pitted against Challenger Chefs and be “pushed to the limits of endurance and creativity,” according to a release. The most successful challenger will return in a grand finale battle to be named the first ever “Iron Legend.”
Netflix also plans to release “Iron Chef Mexico” and “Iron Chef Brazil” this year.
Watch the teaser for Netflix’s “Iron Chef” reboot: