“While he dreams only of becoming the most famous chef in the world, his talent and ambitions attract the attention of renowned and powerful politicians, who use him as a spy for France,” the streamer said about “Careme” in a press release.
The upcoming show is inspired by the book “Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin Careme – The First Celebrity Chef” penned by multi-award-winning historian and actor Ian Kelly.
“Careme” is created by Kelly and lead writer Davide Serino with acclaimed filmmaker Martin Bourboulon serving as lead director on the series. It is executive produced by Vanessa van Zuylen with VVZ Production and Dominique Farrugia with Banijay’s Shine Fiction for Apple TV+.
Cesar Award nominee Jeremie Renier (political genius Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord) and Cesar Award winner Lyna Khoudri (Henriette, Careme’s lover and most dangerous threat) also round out the cast of the series.
“Careme” joins other French programming content from Apple TV+, that includes “Liaison”, a contemporary starring Cesar Award winner Vincent Cassel and BAFTA Award winner Eva Green, and multilingual French-Japanese drama “Drops of God”, inspired by the bestselling manga (Japanese comic book) from award-winning Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto, starring Fleur Geffrier and Tomohisa Yamashita.