We Finally Know When Netflix's Iron Chef Reboot Will Debut

Fans of the iconic culinary game show "Iron Chef" are in for a treat. As Tasting Table reported in January, the show is getting a Netflix reboot — and now we finally have a release date for the new series.

According to a press release, the reboot — titled "Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend" — will be released on the streaming platform on June 15 and consist of eight 45-minute episodes. The news comes several years after "Iron Chef America," which ran for 13 seasons on the Food Network, was canceled in 2018.

Per The Guardian, the "Iron Chef" series originated in Japan, where it was known as "Ryōri no Tetsujin," or "Ironmen of Cooking." The series was hugely successful, culminating in over 300 episodes spanning from 1993 to 1997. The premise — which was also used by the American adaptation — consisted of one-hour culinary battles waged between the so-called Iron Chefs and their challengers. Typically, each episode would feature one particular ingredient or theme, which the chefs were required to incorporate into their final dishes.

So, what can fans of the original expect from the reboot?

What's different about Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend?

According to the press release, Netflix's "Iron Chef" reboot will bring back some familiar faces, such as host Alton Brown and "The Chairman" Mark Dacascos. Joining the team is co-host Kristen Kish, winner of "Top Chef" Season 10.

The new series will keep many elements of the original — while making sure to up the ante, as the press release deems it a "supersized approach to the ground-breaking culinary competition that started it all." "Quest for an Iron Legend” will introduce viewers to five new Iron Chefs, each of whom will battle it out against challengers in Kitchen Stadium. By the end of the series, the most successful challenger will have the opportunity to cook once more, this time for the title of "Iron Legend."

"It's been called the toughest culinary challenge a chef will ever experience," explained the press release. "This is where world-class cuisine meets high-octane sports." While the series won't premiere for over a month, Netflix has released a teaser for "Quest for an Iron Legend” on YouTube. In the footage, Brown asks Dacascos, "Feeling hungry, old friend?" After dramatic background music plays, the Chairman yells, "Hungry for battle!"