Jamie Oliver reportedly signs big Netflix deal - details

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12 Jun 2024, 11:47

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Jamie Oliver has reportedly signed with Netflix to produce new shows with the streamer.

After The Naked Chef’s exclusive TV deal with Channel 4 came to an end two years ago, Oliver’s next project is working on Netflix’s Chef Table.

But following on from that airing on the streaming service next year, The Sun reports that it’s likely the passionate cook will be signing on to produce more shows with Netflix’s reality TV division.



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A TV insider told the paper: “Signing for a huge streamer has now become a right of passage for the biggest stars on TV. It is seen as the next higher step in their career beyond working for the BBC, ITV or Channel 4.

“The likes of Jamie Oliver are the ultimate choice for these international streamers, because they bring along a ready-made fanbase in countries dotted around the globe.”

The insider also shared: “It’s a situation which might have been unthinkable a few years ago, but it reflects a firm shift towards Netflix and Prime Video fast becoming the go-to for entertainment and factual programming.”

As explained, Oliver’s potential move to filming more shows with Netflix reflects the same decisions which have been made by other TV stars such as Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson in the last few years, reflected by the success of the his Prime Video series Clarkson’s Farm.

Speaking about why he prefers filming his Prime Video farm series to other shows he’s worked on in the past, Clarkson said at a recent press event: “Nothing is planned on this, I have no script. Every single day when we meet to do filming, every day we'll have a vague idea of what we need to do.”

He praised the streaming platform for allowing his team to make some “genuine reality TV” and shared that season four of the show is already in the works.