EXCLUSIVE: AP Bio star Lyric Lewis and Floor Is Lava host Rutledge Wood are fronting a BBQ competition series for Netflix.
The eight-part food competition series follows the country’s best backyard smokers and competitive barbecuers as they compete for the title of American Barbecue Champion.
Judges are Kevin Bludso, founder of Bludso’s BBQ, widely considered one of the best BBQ joints in Los Angeles, and Melissa Cookston, the seven time world barbequeue champion and owner of Memphis BBQ Company.
In each episode, Bludso and Cookston will task the cookers with a challenge that will test their barbecue skills in ways they couldn’t possibly imagine. From unique meats to old school techniques, they will have to prove they have the skills to smoke another day.
American BBQ Showdown is produced by Maverick TV USA and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Tim Pastore, and Daniel Calin serving as executive producers.
The show, which launches on the digital service on September 18, is the latest food format and docu-series for the streamer. It joins the likes of Ugly Delicious, Nailed It! and Chef’s Table on the Netflix dinner table.