Untitled Zac Efron Documentary
Host and executive producer Zac Efron explores how food has moved to the center of millennial culture through his own unique lens as an actor, traveler and food lover. The project will look beyond the extravagant and obscure in cuisine to explore the artistry, storytelling and journeys in what we eat and the issues and experiences surrounding what we find on our plates. Executive producers are Efron, Michael Simkin, Jason Barrett, Brian Volk-Weiss, Cisco Henson and Edwin Zane. Comedy Dynamics and Ninjas Runnin’ Wild are producing.
EW adds that the project is already greenlit, so it's definitely happening.
Mashable has some more tidbits:
Zac Efron is going to take all of us on his foodie adventures.
MTV has announced that the actor will host and executive produce a documentary special for the network that will "explore the ever-expanding role of food and the culinary arts in Millennial culture," according to a release.
Network president Sean Atkins tells Mashable that Efron's years traveling and genuine appreciation for all types of food made MTV excited about working with the actor on a project that'll mark a departure for Efron.
The untitled project will, he adds, be less Anthony Bourdain-esque and more of an exploration of subjects that interest Efron.
"It's not necessarily about the cuisine — like, Oh, I ate pig guts or Wow, this is the best steak I've ever had. It's more about the cultural impact of food for our audience," he tells Mashable. "He's really passionate about it. He's so excited about it."
The show does not yet have a premiere date.
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