HBO Max Commissions Cooking Competition from Dan Levy


HBO Max has ordered the unscripted cooking competition series The Big Brunch from Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) and Boardwalk Pictures, slated to premiere next year.

Created and hosted by Levy, The Big Brunch offers chefs the opportunity to share their stories and business dreams, all while finding innovative and personal ways to redefine what it means to dine between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Levy also serves as executive producer, alongside Andrew Fried, Dane Lillehard, Sarina Roma and Faye Stapleton.

“Everybody has a friend, a family member or a co-worker that is extraordinary at what they do, they just need a leg up so that their talents can be appreciated on a larger scale,” Levy said. “Thanks to an almost obsessive love of food, I’ve been lucky enough to come across many of those people in the culinary world—friends working out of cafes or food trucks, revolutionizing the menus at local diners, those special humans who create communities around their cooking, hoping to take their skills to the next level. I created this show for them—the local culinary heroes of America who deserve a spotlight. That, and who doesn’t want to watch maple syrup being poured slowly over a golden stack of perfectly cooked, creme brûlée-inspired French toast?”

Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said, “What we love about this special show is that it serves more than mouth-watering culinary delicacies; it’s about heart, a love of cooking and spotlighting talent whose unique skills elevate the beloved brunch menu. There’s no better foodie or creative partner than Dan and the team at Boardwalk Pictures to celebrate those undiscovered voices, and, well, brunch, the best meal to indulge in decadent sweet and savory dishes that are fueled by cocktails and caffeine!”