During the inaugural TCA presentation for Disney General Entertainment’s Onyx Collective, President Tara Duncan (who also runs Freeform) spoke passionately about the newly launched brand’s mission of creating culturally specific, wildly entertaining content that connects with global audiences. During her remarks, Duncan announced a new unscripted series “Searching for Soul Food,” hosted by celebrity chef Alisa Reynolds and executive produced by Melina Matsoukas.
“Searching for Soul Food” follows rock star celebrity chef Alisa Reynolds as she discovers what soul food looks like around the world. As she seeks out the food, she’ll also explore the stories, the people, and the traditions of each place she visits, bringing her own flavor right along with her.
The international journey finds Chef Reynolds exploring the culinary worlds of Mississippi, Oklahoma, Appalachia, South Africa, Italy, Jamaica, Peru and Los Angeles. “Searching for Soul Food” is directed by Rodney Lucas and executive produced by Melina Matsoukas, Jacob Cohen-Holmes and Ali Brown. Traci Curry serves as showrunner.
“Searching for Soul Food” is produced by Woodman Park Productions (an All3Media America Company), De La Revolucion and Ventureland.
A Hulu or Disney+ release date for “Searching For Soul Food” has not been announced yet.