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Apple TV+ preps “Omnivore” docuseries from Cary Joji Fukunaga

Apple TV+ is teaming with filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga (pictured, left) and chef René Redzepi (right) for a multi-episode docuseries. Omnivore, perhaps ambitiously, aims to tell the story of humanity through ...
February 14, 2022

Apple TV+ is teaming with filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga (pictured, left) and chef René Redzepi (right) for a multi-episode docuseries.

Omnivore, perhaps ambitiously, aims to tell the story of humanity through eight defining ingredients. The series will, according to Apple, “look at the world through the lens of food and explore how it binds and defines people, power, politics, beliefs, explains the past and forecasts the future.”

Redzepi will serve as the series’ narrator. He’s best-known as the chef behind the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, which has been recognized five times as the “world’s best restaurant” by esteemed gastronomy organization The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Fukunaga and Redzepi developed the series with James Beard- and Emmy-winning writer Matt Goulding.

Xan Aranda (My Love, Room 104) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Film 45, Noma Projects, Parliament of Owls and Endeavor Content are producing the series, with Endeavor also serving as the series’ studio.

Chris Rice will executive produce for Endeavor Content, with Michael Antinoro executive producing and Max Wagner co-executive producing for Film 45, and Ben Liebmann executive producing for Noma Projects. The roster of EPs also includes Redzepi, Fukunaga and Goulding.

Omnivore is the newest collaboration between Apple TV+ and Fukunaga, who has a first-look deal with the platform for scripted TV projects. Fukunaga serves as director for the Apple Original series Masters of the Air from Amblin Television and Playtone.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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