Kitchen Nightmares EP Talks The Show’s Return, The ‘Bear Effect’ & The Most ‘Ticky’ Moment To Watch Out For (Release)

More than nine years ago, Gordon Ramsay revealed that he was going to bed Nightmares in the kitchenthe restaurant makeover series that has become an international hit since its UK debut in 2004.

“I spent a phenomenal 10 years directing 123 episodes, filmed on two continents, watched by tens of millions of people and sold to over 150 countries,” Ramsay said at the time. “It’s been great, but it’s time to call it a day.”

More from TVLine

But on Monday September 25 at 8 a.m./7 a.m., those Nightmares in the kitchen will return to Fox — and will in turn haunt the restaurateurs who have landed in Ramsey’s crosshairs.

“What better time to come back than now, with the challenges the restaurant industry has been through over the past three years? said Nightmares in the kitchen executive producer David De Angelis, who also worked with Ramsay on Hell’s Kitchen And Senior level leader. “This is certainly the best time to see if we can throw a lifeline to some of these restaurants that have made it through the pandemic, and to other restaurants that have opened since then but have had to deal with the changing dynamics of the restaurant business over the last few years.”

Nightmares in the kitchen is obviously an “OG” when it comes to food makeover shows, but Restaurant Impossible, Bar rescue and even that of Ramsay 24 hours to hell and back all have started since Nightmares in the kitchen“Final 2014. Are there lessons to be learned from these like-minded efforts?

“Gordon has done this show in all types of restaurants, so all we did was just take the best elements of Nightmares in the kitchen“, De Angelis told TVLine. “Obviously, we didn’t want it to be Bar rescue — we wanted it to be Nightmares in the kitchen – and we’re lucky to have the best in the business on our side. The minute you drop Gordon in a restaurant, we’ve done all our homework on where “all the bodies are buried,” and this show blossoms into everything you’d want it to be.

De Angelis, however, do admitting that there was a concerted effort to “create something nostalgic and recognizable, but I also hope it looks better than it ever has, because the technology and cameras are better than ever.

“The public is much more informed these days,” notes the EP. “They want the show to be like the Netflix show. The chef’s table or some of these high-end, high-end documentaries, so that was definitely one of our goals, to make it beautiful.

Something else has happened since Nightmares in the kitchen‘The original execution is The bear, the FX/Hulu scripted series about an award-winning chef’s overhaul of a modest (yet beloved) Chicago sandwich shop. Those who found themselves glued to the first two seasons of the comedy-drama now talk about “in front of the house”, “in the back!” » and “hands!” as if trained cooks themselves.

“Without a doubt,” The bear did some foresight Nightmares in the kitchen viewers are more savvy, says De Angelis. “Interest in culinary arts, cooking and restaurant culture has continued to grow, and we truly understand the entertainment value. Gordon Ramsay rummaging through people’s refrigerators – you know people will get into it.

Brothers Peter and Kal at the Bel Aire Diner

Brothers Peter and Kal at the Bel Aire Diner

Actually, Nightmares in the kitchenThe Season 8 premiere — which gives the Bel Aire Diner in Queens, New York, an overdue refresh — arguably presents its own version of The bearIt’s unfortunate cousin Richie.

“It was difficult for us to sort out because (co-owner) Peter didn’t feel respected by his brother Kal…” previews De Angelis. “Gordon had to honor that, but at the same time, Peter is also a petulant child. Gordon needs to call him out on this and say, “You need to step up your efforts!” You’re a 40 year old man, you can’t throw a tantrum and go work at your girlfriend’s restaurant because you don’t like working with your brother. Move on!'”

Something no one may recover from, however, is what Ramsay digs up in the restaurant’s basement freezer at the start of the season opener. (Let’s just say it makes Ramsay and his cameraman miserable on camera.)

“It’s the benchmark for knotty in our season,” reports De Angelis. “I wonder if we beat him at any point, but it was definitely a quintessential Nightmares in the kitchen moment, that’s why it’s our first episode” even though it was filmed second. “Gordon had his work cut out for this go-around, that’s for sure! »

The best of TVLine

Get more from Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter

Click here to read the full article.

Leave a Reply