“Omnivore,” a new one-hour docuseries from visionary filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga and globally acclaimed chef René Redzepi that will narrate the storyline of humanity and the planet with eight defining ingredients, has received a series order from Apple TV+.
“Omnivore,” narrated by Redzepi, the man behind the revered Copenhagen restaurant Noma, which has been named the World’s Best Restaurant five times and is one of the most influential voices in the culinary world today, will look at the world through the lens of food, exploring how food binds and defines us, shapes our beliefs, explains our past, and forecasts our future.
“Omnivore” delves into the beauty, complexity, and interrelationship of human culture and the natural world by looking at how we alter, celebrate, and enjoy its most valuable resources — the ones we eat.
Each episode will take fans on a journey around the world, examining the ingredients that have helped to build societies, religions, and the human tale in general.
The Emmy-nominated filmmaker Xan Aranda will showrun and executive produce “Omnivore,” which was developed by Redzepi, Fukunaga, and James Beard and Emmy award-winning writer Matt Goulding. Film 45, Noma Projects, Parliament of Owls, and Endeavor Content, which also serves as the studio, are producing the docuseries.
Executive producers are Redzepi, Fukunaga, and Goulding. Endeavor Content’s Chris Rice will executive produce, while Film 45’s Michael Antinoro will executive produce and Max Wagner will co-executive produce. Noma Projects’ executive producer will be Ben Liebmann.
Noma has been at the forefront of gastronomy and creativity since its inception in 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The three-Michelin starred restaurant has produced a cuisine that honors the region’s food, culture, and seasons, led by founder and head chef René Redzepi.
Redzepi is also the founder of MAD (Danish for food), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about change in the world’s food systems.
MAD’s initiatives include a biennial Symposium, a series of public talks in cities across the world, and its most ambitious project yet, an Academy that provides food and hospitality entrepreneurs with the tools and information they need to become changemakers.