Screen Australia has announced a fresh round of production funding totalling $3.5 million for five projects, including a new comedy series for ABC.
Yes, Chef!: A six-part dramedy series from Closer Productions, follows a notorious celebrity chef who is forced to flee to his hometown in the Adelaide Hills after his latest outburst goes viral.
But when he forms an unlikely business partnership with his 18-year-old pastry prodigy niece, he must learn to navigate a whole new world order - except old habits die hard.
The creative team includes creator/writer/executive producer Julie De Fina, creator/writer/producer Matthew Bate (Shut Up Little Man), producers Rebecca Summerton (The Hunting) and Erik Thomson, along with writers Matthew Vesely (F*cking Adelaide) and Jodie Molloy (TVNZ’s Agent Anna).
This project is financed with support from the South Australian Film Corporation. International sales will be handled by ABC Commercial.