Banijay's "MasterChef" Returns to France with a new adaptation

With 64 adaptations under its belt, the show produced for France 2 is set to return on France 2 following a seven-year hiatus.

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Banijay today confirms Endemol France, part of Banijay France, will produce "MasterChef" for France 2. “MasterChef’s return to France, joining a recent spate of reboots, demonstrates the show’s enduring appeal across the globe," Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay said. "An evolving and versatile format, this latest version is set to be authentic, inspiring, and a joyful celebration of the much-admired world of French cuisine.”

The life-changing culinary format has been adapted in 64 territories to date and celebrated its 500th series globally in 2021. In 2021, 49 productions aired across 33 territories, and most
recently, it enjoyed a hugely successful return in Portugal, with the New Zealand and South African reboots set to air later in the year.

The new series of the title seeks out the best amateur cook in France. Contestants will face numerous challenges as they aim to impress the judges with their skill, passion, and creativity. Hosted by popular French presenter,  the project brings in Agathe Lecaron, Yves Camdeborde, Thierry Marx, and Georgiana Viou as judges.

“As a nation, we are incredibly passionate about cooking, so it is only right for us to bring the world’s most successful culinary format back to France. In France there are more than 35 million amateur cooks," Jean-Louis Blot, CEO of Endemol France said. "With MasterChef, we aim to represent this great family by highlighting passionate and talented contestants. With Agathe Lecaron and our fantastic judges at the helm, we are set for an exciting series, as we uncover some of the incredible talent from across the country and showcase our wonderful food culture.”

 

'MasterChef’s' return to France, joining a recent spate of reboots, demonstrates the show’s enduring appeal across the globe. An evolving and versatile format, this latest version is set to be authentic, inspiring, and a joyful celebration of the much-admired world of French cuisine.” Lucas Green Global Head of Content Operations, Banijay