A lot of us find it very difficult to follow our passion, even at a very young age when society expects us to experiment. This decision becomes even more difficult as time goes on and you’re expected to be settled and stagnant. But Alton Brown was ready to leave his very successful career of 20 years and place his bets on a reboot series, Iron Chef on Netflix. Anything otherwise would have “broken (his) heart“. Here’s all you need to know about this massive switch from the popular American television personality.
Why did Alton Brown choose Netflix and its Iron Chef reboot over his long-standing career on Food Network?
Over the past two decades, Alton Brown has been a very important name at Food Network. He built a massive brand over the years and made a name for himself along the way. Now that he has made the transition and announced it on Twitter, this marks the end of Good Eats. However, fans still can hope to see another slightly different rendition of the show in the future. It won’t be the very same, but Brown has hinted at the possibility of a remake or sequel.
— Alton Brown (@altonbrown) May 2, 2022
As for Iron Chef, the original Japanese show first premiered back in 1993, Two decades later, in 2013, Food Network took it up and created a successor to the show, calling it Iron Chef America. Finally, Netflix has now taken up the show to create a third American version of the Japanese series. The Netflix Original series will premiere on Netflix on June 15, 2022, and will go by the same name. Its host will be Alton Brown, and Kirsten Kish, as opposed to Brown hosting the Food Network version alone.