Wall of Productions and acme tv today announce that their social-first cooking series Secret Sauce has been commissioned for a second series by the Channel 4 digital commissioning team for a 10-episode run. YouTube and social media star Chunkz returns as host.
Each episode will see Chunkz in a head-to-head cookery battle with a famous guest as they compete to recreate a favourite family recipe with the winner being chosen by the guest’s family member. Joining this season’s line up, familiar faces from the worlds of music, TV and YouTube include rapper Big Zuu, comedian Michael Dapaah, presenter and comedian Munya Chawawa, rapper, Mist and former Love Islanders Chloe Burrows and Jack Fowler.
The first season of Secret Sauce, available on All4, accumulated over a million views when it first premiered on YouTube and featured stars including YouTuber and personality, Nella Rose, Musician Ms Banks and Presenter Julie Adenuga.
Season one was also shortlisted for Best Short Form-Content by the Broadcast Digital Awards earlier this year and most recently for Best Social Video Series by The Lovie Awards.
Jaimie D’Cruz, creative director of acme tv, says “Driven by the universally relatable themes of generational relationships and what happens when you introduce friends to family, Secret Sauce is the perfect recipe for seeing what happens when the pot is given a mischievous stir by host Chunkz.”
Evie Buckley, Digital commissioning editor, Youth & Entertainment at Channel 4, says “Secret Sauce taps into family dynamics and culture in a truly joyous, unique way. Chunkz is an unbelievably talented host and the guests for series two are all incredible, bringing their own special flavour to each episode.”
Season two will be available to watch from October 26th.
Part of the Wall Entertainment Group, Wall of Productions was founded by actors Joivan Wade and Percelle Ascott in 2018. Currently led by md Tafara Makopa, the production company focuses on entertainment programming and branded content for the Gen Z audience. Earlier this year, they produced Amazon Prime’s popular online Talk That Talk series, a chat show featuring a selection of black female influencers and personalities discussing everything from dating to social media. In addition to producing the viral smash hit Shiro’s Story with director Rapman, they created Does the Shoe Fit?, the dating show fronted by Yung Filly, Chunkz and Harry Pinero – featured numerous celebrity guests over its five season run.
Founded by producer and director Jaimie D’Cruz who now runs the company with md Rodney Brooks, acme is an independent production company based in London. Credits include Krept and Konan We Are England for BBC One.
As a full service production house, Wall of Productions scurrently services a diverse range of clients to execute bespoke branded content campaigns for the likes of Spotify, McDonalds, Pretty Little Thing, Ann Summers, Game, NBA, Badoo, Universal Music, Netflix and Amazon Prime, many of which have gone on to achieve millions in viewership and trended at #1 on Youtube.
The company is also at the forefront of some ground-breaking viral programming, having produced the smash hit and award-winning Shiro’s Story, directed and written by Rapman and starring Wade and Percelle as the lead characters. In addition to Does the Shoe Fit? The award-winning unscripted dating show which amassed over 125 million views across five seasons.
Wall of Productions aims to nurture notable and emerging diverse and black talent, from personalities such as Chunkz, Yung Filly, Harry Pinero, Niko Omilana, Amelia Dimoldenburg, Jack Fowler, Bambino Becky, Ms Banks, to Queen Mojo and Nella Rose to name but a few. The company was the recent recipient of Edinburgh TV Festival’s New Voice Awards 2022, for Best Company For New Talent Award.
Acme also champions diverse talent. Working with established names such as Danny Boyle (The Alternativity – BBC Two), Olivia Colman and Lennie James (Run – Channel 4) as well as championing breakthrough talent like Yinka Bokinni (Damilola: the Boy Next Door – Channel 4) acme’s track record includes original drama series, and multiple documentaries, music shows and arts films for the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky as well as digital and branded content for online platforms.
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