UKTV has teamed with Australian broadcaster Foxtel and Parade Media for a new ten episode Jack Stein fronted food series, titled Jack Stein: Inside The Box. The series will air on the UKTV owned and operated Good Food channel.
Jack Stein: Inside The Box will see Stein ‘flip the norm’ of food travelogues and set up his own ‘cooking box’ to tour classic British dishes around the world and try them out on unsuspecting locals. Stein will visit 10 global cities, sharing the history and flavours of quintessential English dishes with local chefs and everyday eaters – some of whom may have never encountered these dishes before.
Foxtel commissioned the series with pre-investment from UKTV. The deal was brokered by UKTV’s Acquisitions Manager Charlie Charalambous and Parade Media’s CEO Matthew Ashcroft. The format was developed by Parade Media, Jack Stein and Australian based indie new media house Projucer. Production on Jack Stein: Inside The Box is now in production for an early 2019 premiere. Parade Media are handling global distribution.
“When I first thought of taking British food abroad and sharing it with people across the world I never thought anyone would have the vision or patience to take it seriously”, Jack Stein said in a statement. “Fortunately, the team at Parade, Foxtel, UKTV and Projucer did and now we have truly unique show. I cannot wait!”
“We’re looking forward to seeing this innovative new series with Jack Stein on Good Food where it will perfectly complement our tasty array of cooking shows”, commented Good Food’s Channel Director Vicky Walker. “Parade’s expertise in this genre, along with Jack’s outstanding knowledge of British cuisine, will ensure a great show for viewers.”
While Parade Media CEO Matthew Ashcroft added: “In a world of globalisation, networks and audiences everywhere demand local relevance with global appeal. Working with “best in class” talent like Jack Stein and collaborating with leading independent producers ensures we meet these demands, and deliver cut through original content – this culinary adventure promises to transcend culture and cross boarders as a global hit TV series”.