Hulu has ordered The Next Thing You Eat, another food series produced by celebrity chef and restaurateur David Chang, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Chang, founder of Momofuku restaurant group, already produces Netflix series Ugly Delicious along with Morgan Neville, which examines the cultural origins of popular Americanized foods.
The series was nominated for this year’s Emmy Award for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special, Food & Wine reports.
Chang’s new series will again be produced alongside Neville. The Next Thing You Eat consists of six episodes which “explores the massive changes occurring around the world and how they affect restaurants and food,” wrote Hollywood Reporter.
Chang is certainly not unfamiliar with abrupt and wide-scale changes within the restaurant industry, which has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though chef Michael Solomonov told Robb Report that “David Chang opening Momofuku changed the way we all experience restaurants now,” Chang had to close two locations in New York City and Washington D.C. in May, Mashed reported.
“As we looked at new realities, neither restaurant had enough cushion to sustain the shock of this crisis,” a statement on Momofuku group’s website read. “We investigated every scenario to make the math work—negotiating with our landlords, changing the service model, and more—but with increased investments in health and safety, huge reopening expenses, and the lack of rent relief, the financial picture of these wholly-owned restaurants no longer made sense.”
The The Next Thing You Eat is part of collaboration effort of Majormodo Media, an entertainment company founded by Chang and Godfrey Dadich.
In 2019, the company signed a multi-year deal with Chrissy Teigen’s Suit & Thai Productions and Vox Media to create content for Hulu. His previously announced collaboration with Teigan’s company, food talk show Family Style, will still proceed, Hollywood Reporter stated.
“This partnership with Hulu, Vox Media Studios, and Chrissy Teigen’s Suit & Thai is a continuation of everything we’ve been chasing with Majordomo Media,” Chang said in a Vox Media release. “I’m hoping we can keep integrating new perspectives into the conversation, telling compelling stories about our culture, and trying to change people’s ideas of what food television can and should do. I think there’s an audience out there that understands and celebrates the world through food, and they’re hungry for shows that feed their sense of curiosity in new ways.”
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