Dan Levy to host cooking show for HBO Max – The Hollywood Reporter

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Eugene Levy may be ready to hit the road for Apple TV +, but Dan Levy is heading for the kitchen for HBO Max.

Emmy-winning father-son and Schitt Creek the duo each signed up to host unscripted dueling series that Dan Levy put together The big brunch for HBO Max, the news coming just an hour after Apple announced that Eugene Levy would be hosting The reluctant traveler.

The big brunch is described as an unscripted cooking competition; the show created by Levy will see chefs offering the chance to share their stories and business dreams while competing for a ‘life-changing prize’, while finding innovative ways to redefine what it means to dine between 11 h and 3 p.m.

The series, slated for release in 2022, is from Boardwalk Pictures (Chef’s table, Applaud) and is produced by Levy, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma and Faye Stapleton.

“Everyone has a friend, family member or colleague who is extraordinary at what they do, they just need a helping hand so that their talents can be appreciated on a larger scale,” said Levy said in a statement Monday. “Through an almost obsessive love of food, I was lucky enough to meet many of these people in the culinary world – friends working in cafes or food trucks, revolutionizing the menus of local restaurants – these special humans. who create communities around their kitchen, hoping to take their skills to the next level. I created this show for them, the local culinary heroes of America who deserve a spotlight. That, and who doesn’t want to watch the maple syrup slowly pour over a golden pile of French toast inspired by a creme brulee to perfection? “

The HBO Max deal comes after Levy signed a film and TV deal with Netflix in September and is already working on a rom-com for the streaming giant. The TV pact will go into effect at Netflix in July, once his current contract with Disney’s ABC signing expires. While there are several projects in development, the Disney Levy pact signed before the historic Schitt Creek The sweep of the Emmys has yet to bear fruit.

“What we love about this special show is that it serves more than mouthwatering culinary delights; it’s all about the heart, the love of cooking, and spotlighting talent whose unique skills enhance the beloved brunch menu, ”said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Originals for HBO Max. “There is no better food or creative partner than Dan and the team at Boardwalk Pictures to celebrate those unfamiliar voices and, well, brunch, the best meal to indulge in decadent sweet and savory dishes fueled by cocktails and caffeine! ”

Dan Levy is replaced by WME, MGMT Entertainment and attorney David Krintzman.


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