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Idris Elba’s Cooking Show Sparks Bidding War Between Netflix, Disney and Paramount+

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It looks like actor Idris Elba is adding another talent to his impressive resume – TV chef. According to recent reports, Elba is in the early stages of developing a cooking show that focuses on exploring his roots and African cuisines. The series has reportedly garnered the attention of streaming giants Netflix, Disney, and Paramount+, leading to a bidding war for the rights.

Elba, who is known for his roles in popular shows like “Luther” and “The Wire,” has always had a passion for food. In fact, he’s even been vocal about his love for cooking in interviews and on social media. It seems that this passion has now translated into a full-fledged TV series.

According to an insider, Elba has enlisted the help of his personal chef, King Enekeme, to create the show. Together, they have apparently developed a concept that will see Elba exploring the culinary roots of his favorite African foods while also showcasing his own cooking skills. It’s not clear at this point exactly what format the show will take, but it’s clear that Elba is excited to share his love of food with a wider audience.

In addition to focusing on Elba’s culinary skills, the show is also rumored to delve into the actor’s past and explore his family’s heritage and culture. This aspect of the show is likely to add an additional layer of interest and depth to the series, making it more than just a standard cooking show.

As for where the show will ultimately end up, that’s still up in the air. While Elba has a first-look deal with Apple TV+ and his production company Green Door Pictures, he is reportedly able to take the show elsewhere. This has reportedly led to a bidding war between Netflix, Disney, and Paramount+, with each streaming service hoping to secure the rights to the highly-anticipated series.

It’s not surprising that these streaming giants are interested in Elba’s cooking show. After all, the actor has a huge following and his projects are always highly-anticipated. Plus, with the recent trend towards food-related programming, it’s likely that a show featuring a well-known actor like Elba could be a big hit.

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