WarnerMedia’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service HBO Max has ordered a new docuseries about celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck, the company revealed at its Television Critics Association winter press tour showcase in Pasadena, California today (Jan. 15).
The Event will focus on Puck’s successful catering company, creating stunning, elite events. Wolfgang Puck Catering has handled major events like the Academy Awards Oscars Party to the 10,000-guest Adobe MAXBash.
Each one-hour episode will follow different members of Puck’s team to cater various high-profile events.
The eight-episode series is produced by Renegade 83, with David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe serving as EPs for Renegade 83, alongside executive producers Wolfgang Puck, Carl Schuster, Eamon Harrington and John Watkin.
“Wolfgang is one of the most accomplished chefs of our time and for decades has been the go-to restaurateur and caterer for the biggest names and events in Hollywood and across the country,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max and president TNT, TBS and TruTV, in a statement.
“This series will usher viewers into a world of opulence and luxury and showcase the unpredictable challenges he and his team encounter while executing the biggest and most exclusive A-list events we all wish we were invited to.”
A premiere date has not yet been set for The Event, but HBO Max launches in spring 2020.