On your marks, get set, cook!
The Great American Bake Show is coming to The Roku Channel with Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office) and Zach Cherry (Severance) on board to host and The Great British Bake-Off stars Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith (above ) ready to judge. The series is an American adaptation of the hit British series The Great British Bake-Off, which currently lives on Netflix but is a product of Love Productions. It is also known as The Great British Baking Show.
In the Roku Original series, Kemper and Cherry will take audiences inside the iconic tent to watch contestants battle it out to become America’s next best baker. The first season will consist of six 60-minute episodes and will debut in 2023. Production is currently underway in the UK.
“We couldn’t ask for a more perfect duo than Ellie and Zach to co-host The Great American Baking Show. Our adaptation of the iconic series will continue to deliver the enduring warmth and humor that fans of the Baking Show universe love, with a twist that we know Ellie and Zach will bring,” said Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternate Originals. , Roku. “The passion fans have for this franchise is unmatched, and we’re so honored to kick off production with Love Productions USA to bring The Great American Baking Show exclusively to The Roku Channel.”
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Best known for playing Erin in The Office, Kemper recently appeared in Home Sweet Home Alone on Disney+. Before that, she starred in Tina Fey’s Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, for which she earned two Emmy Award nominations and two SAG Award nominations. She also starred in Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family for ABC. She will be seen in Vicky Wight’s Happiness For Beginners which will debut on Netflix later this year, opposite Luke Grimes.
Cherry recently starred in Emmy-nominated Severance Season 1 on Apple TV+. He was also a series regular on Fox’s Duncanville and can be seen in the Roku Original series Most Dangerous Game opposite Liam Hemsworth and Christof Waltz. He recently returned to HBO’s Succession, Living With Yourself and YOU on Netflix, and was a series regular on NBC’s I Feel Bad.
The executive producers of The Great American Baking Show are Richard McKerrow, Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Jeremy Finn and John Hesling. Love Productions USA is developing the series for American audiences. The studio develops and produces unscripted competition formats and award-winning documentary series for network, cable and premium streaming services. It is a UK-based division of Love Productions, operating under the SKY umbrella, with a portfolio that includes The Great British Bake-Off, The Great British Sewing Bee and The Great Pottery Throw Down.
The Great American Baking Show, 2023, The Roku Channel
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