Selena Gomez Is Getting Her Own Quarantine Cooking Show
For her new show on HBO Max, Gomez will be joined remotely by a different master chef each episode.
On April 10, Discovery announced a new Food Network cooking show from Amy Schumer and her husband chef Chris Fischer, shot from their home kitchen while they're quarantined together. Now, there’s another celebrity quarantine cooking show on the way—and this time, it involves singer and actress Selena Gomez. On May 5, WarnerMedia announced what’s being referred to as "Untitled Cooking Project," a new HBO Max cooking series starring Gomez that follows her as she explores cooking while quarantined at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The series is unscripted, and in each of the 10 episodes Gomez will be joined remotely by a different master chef for a quarantine cook-along. According to the announcement, they’ll cook “cuisines of every variety” and share cooking advice, too, from tackling smoking ovens to missing ingredients. Each episode will also highlight a food-related charity.
“I’ve always been very vocal about my love of food. I think I’ve been asked hundreds of times in interviews if I had another career, what would I do and I’ve answered that it would be fun to be a chef,” Gomez said in a statement. “I definitely don’t have the formal training though! Like many of us while being home I find myself cooking more and experimenting in the kitchen.”
HBO Max is a new streaming service from WarnerMedia that will launch on May 27. Gomez’s show, set to debut this summer, will be part of its first wave of programming; Gomez will also be an executive producer through July Moon Productions.
Gomez and Schumer are some of many creating quarantine cooking content. Stanley Tucci shared a video guiding viewers step-by-step through his method for making a negroni, and Ina Garten posted a demo for making an enormous Cosmo. Samin Nosrat started a home cooking podcast with her friend Hrishikesh Hirway. And countless other chefs and food personalities have shared cooking demos and classes virtually, too, which you can find in our roundup.