A core memory of any millennial who grew up in Australia – and conceivably beyond our sunburnt shores – involves flicking the channel to SBS on a random evening and getting sucked into an oddly dramatic episode of Iron Chef. Sadly, the original Japanese reality series concluded in 2002 with US spin-off Iron Chef America following suit in 2018. But in an effort to do right by the people for a change, Netflix will soon be releasing its very own Iron Chef reboot officially entitled Iron Chef: Quest For An Iron Legend.
“The legendary Iron Chef series is reborn with a supersized approach to the ground-breaking culinary competition that started it all,” reads the official synopsis.
“It’s been called the toughest culinary challenge a chef will ever experience. 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.”
The ever-expressive action superstar Mark Dacascos has once again suited up as The Chairman for the occasion with Food Network fixture Alton Brown reprising his role as the show’s commentator. The two legends are joined by Top Chef winner, Kristen Kish, who is also a veteran of the cooking show game in her own right.
All eight episodes of the Netflix Iron Chef reboot – Quest For An Iron Legend – will be available to stream on June 15th. The crimson N has also confirmed Iron Chef Mexico and Iron Chef Brazil are scheduled to debut on the platform later in 2022.
Check out the first teaser trailer above.