Netflix renews Hit Game Show for season 2
Netflix might be a bit outdated with some users, but its latest game show is still fresh. Is it cake? has been renewed for a second season, as the series continues to survive the 2020 meme that inspired it. Saturday Night Live comedian Mikey Day will return as host.
Is it cake? features some of the best cake artists in the country competing to create the most ornate cakes that look more like everyday items or even other foods. Each episode features three contestants who have eight hours to make a cake that looks like another object to fool the celebrity judges. The winner of each episode takes home $5,000. Three winners were selected to compete in the final for $50,000. All eight episodes of season 1 were released on March 18.
Day will serve as host and a new cast of celebrity judges will join him. Each Season 1 episode featured three different celebrity guests. Fortune Feimster, Camille Kostek, Rebecca Black, King Princess, Heidi Garner, Loni Love, Bobby Moynihan and Karamo Brown were among the Season 1 guests.
Is it cake? was a huge hit for Netflix, holding a spot in the English TV Global Top 10 for four weeks and was in the TV Top 10 for 75 counties. The show is produced by Alfred Street Industries, with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Nan Strait, Dan Volpe and Andrew Wallace serving as executive producers.
Is it cake? is inspired by a crazy meme in 2020. During the pandemic, videos showing cakes cleverly made to look like other things have gone viral. In the game show, the chefs baked cakes that looked like burgers, tacos, money bags, rubber duckies, toy dinosaurs and other surprising items.
It’s no surprise that Is it cake? gained a second season even as Netflix looks for ways to cut costs amid its drop in subscribers. Is it cake? is a cheap-to-produce show and comes from an outside studio. During the first quarter of 2022, Netflix said it lost 200,000 subscribers and the company expects another loss of 2 million subscribers in the second quarter.
Earlier this week, sources said The Hollywood Reporter that Netflix is rethinking how it greenlights projects, especially in its movie division. There may still be an occasional great movie, like the next one gray man with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans and Knives Out 2 with Daniel Craig, but there could be less. Netflix is also unlikely to approve “expensive vanity projects” for respected filmmakers, like Martin Scorsese’s $175 million The Irishman. “This tendency to do everything to attract talent and give them carte blanche is disappearing,” said a source. THR. gray manwhich cost $200 million to make, hits Netflix on July 22, a week after a limited theatrical release.