FremantleMedia International has put its distribution might behind a new series Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food, produced by Jamie Oliver Productions. The new season, which has already been sold to over 120 territories internationally, will air on Channel 4 in the UK and will see Jamie Oliver cook up more no-fuss recipes for super-tasty dishes containing just 5 ingredients.
Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food, originally commissioned for Channel 4, first aired in September 2017, with an average audience of 1.4m / 6.4% on Monday’s 8pm slot which was up +11% on slot share for all individuals, and is one of FremantleMedia International’s most popular cooking show exports to date.
Angela Neillis, Director of Non-Scripted, FremantleMedia International says: “With its beautiful production values and effortless format, Jamie Oliver is again on top form in his new series of Jamie’s Quick and Easy. We always think creatively about how we distribute at FremantleMedia International, so we were excited to be able to support the show again, and bring brand new episodes to our international broadcasters this Spring.”
Zoe Collins, Chief Content Officer, The Jamie Oliver Group says: “Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food is a super-simple concept, executed with extremely high production values to deliver a programme that has connected and continues to connect with a UK and global audience. Our social media accounts, from all corners of the globe, tell us daily that Quick & Easy is encouraging people to get back into the kitchen with these delicious and very easy dishes. I am delighted we are going to be able to showcase even more recipes in the new series.”
FremantleMedia International will also distributing Jamie Cooks Italy, a brand-new series commissioned by Channel 4, which sees Jamie Oliver and his friend and mentor Gennaro Contaldo going right to the heart of Italian cuisine.
The pair will be travelling far and wide to learn Italy’s best-kept secrets from the true masters of the Italian kitchen – the nonnas and the home cooks who have perfected recipes that have been lovingly handed down over generations. Jamie and Gennaro will be picking up tips and showing us how we can recreate these authentic masterpieces in our own homes.
Travelling to eight different regions – from Puglia in Spring and the Aeolian Islands in Summer to Tuscany in Autumn and Rome in Winter – Jamie and Gennaro will uncover the wisdom of the locals, experience seasonal foodie delights and learn the secrets of mouth-watering regional recipes to pass on to future generations and food lovers around the world.
Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food has been produced by Katie Millard and Chief Content Officer, Zoe Collins for Jamie Oliver Productions.
Jamie Cooks Italy was commissioned by Channel 4 Factual Entertainment commissioning editor Sarah Lazenby, series directed and executive produced by Katy Fryer.