Food Network is changing things up. Today, the network announced they are rebooting Iron Chef America as Iron Chef Gauntlet.
Alton Brown will return as host of the cooking competition series, which challenges professional chefs to create meals using a secret ingredient. Previous contestants have included Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Cat Cora, and Geoffrey Zakarian.
The new Iron Chef Gauntlet is expected to debut in early 2017.
From Food Network:
NEW YORK – November 28, 2016 – Food Network today announced plans for new series Iron Chef Gauntlet, a reimagined reboot of Iron Chef America, the long-running, fan-favorite series based on the Japanese cult classic known for its fierce competition, secret ingredients and the ultimate culinary bragging rights for its victors and champions. The inimitable Alton Brown, Iron Chef America’s iconic commentator, is set to return as host and master of ceremonies and also confirmed the news today on his social media platforms. Pre-production is currently underway for the new series which will take its cues from the original along with some new twists and turns. Production is scheduled for early 2017 with a target series launch date in Q2 2017.
New series is being produced by Triage Entertainment in conjunction with Food Network and is based on the format Iron Chef owned by Fuji Television Network Inc.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Iron Chef America? Will you watch the rebooted version?