Trailer: Netflix to serve up documentary Cooked in March
James R | On 08, Feb 2016
Netflix has released a trailer for its new original documentary series, Cooked.
If that doesn’t like Making a Murderer, that’s because it isn’t. But far from a major shift in direction for the streaming site’s non-fiction arm, this new show takes it back to the territory of its first docu-series: Chef’s Table.
Where that promised an insight into the professional struggles of the world’s top chefs, Cooked aims to go back to ground. Spanning four episodes, one dedicated to each of the natural elements, the show looks at how food preparation has changed over the years and how food can still connect us.
The show will venture from Australia’s Aboriginal tribes roasting lizards on a fire to Peruvians using human saliva to ferment a drink. Aiming to forge a connection between us and the ingredients we use to sustain ourselves, these will be chopped up with segments of Michael Pollan (author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma) cooking at his home in California. Pollan has teamed up with Alex Gibney for the project. Gibney, perhaps the most prominent documentary filmmaker working today, has just won three Emmy Awards for ScIentology doc Going Clear. But he is not stranger to the streaming world: he is also Exec Producer of Amazon’s new documentary series, The New Yorker Presents, which premieres next week.
Cooked will be released on Netflix Friday 18th March.