Today, “The Next Thing You Eat,” a six episode documentary series from chef David Chang and Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville premieres on Hulu. The series explores the seismic changes happening all around us and what they mean for the way we’ll eat in the future. Chang and a diverse cast of characters dive headfirst into what lies ahead, including everything from burger-flipping robots, to lab-grown fish, to insect farms, to artificial intelligence calling all the shots.
Delivery: Rise of the Machines
You’ll be able to eat anything you want, wherever you are... for a price. Robot pizza. Drone delivery. Technology is coming for the restaurant industry, but what’s the cost of convenience? Featuring: Anderson Paak, Nyesha Arrington
Burgers: Balanced Diet
The burger will never die. Long live the burger! But the proliferation of cheap meat has thrown our environment out of balance. What does the next burger you eat look like? Featuring: Priya Krishna, Gustavo Arellano, and a bunch of cows
Restaurants: A Reckoning
COVID accelerated an upheaval that was a long time coming for the restaurant industry. So what comes next? And will the future be more equitable for all? Featuring: Kwame Onwuachi, Helen Rosner, Corey Lee
Breakfast: An illusion of Choice
Big Breakfast is pulling the strings on what we eat for the most important meal of the day – from coffee to Captain Crunch. The future of breakfast needs to embrace diversity and optimization. Featuring: Candace Parker, Osayi Endolyn, David Choe
Sushi: Say Goodbye
So much of what we know about sushi is a lie – and it’s causing us to destroy this beloved food. How do we change our eating habits in order for sushi to survive? Featuring: Wesley Morris, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Yumi Chiba
Pop culture loves to imagine the future of food, but it rarely gets it right. What will life be like in 2050? We’ll probably have a lot more sporks but will fast food take over? Will food be gross, or delicious? Featuring: Eddie Huang, Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
The Next Thing You Eat is produced by Tremolo Productions and Majordomo Media for Vox Media Studios. Executive producers include Chang, Christopher Chen, Dave O’Connor, and Chris Ying on behalf of Majordomo Media, Neville and Caitrin Rogers on behalf of Tremolo Productions, and Chad Mumm and Mark W.Olsen on behalf of Vox Media Studios.
About Tremolo Productions:
Tremolo Productions is an Academy Award, Grammy Award and Emmy Award winning production company concentrating on quality non-fiction storytelling. Films and television include Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, Ugly Delicious, 20 ft from Stardom, Best of Enemies, Abstract: The Art of Design, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, and Song Exploder.
About Majordomo Media:
Majordomo Media is an innovative independent company specializing in the design, development, production, and distribution of culture-shaping entertainment across video (Ugly Delicious, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), audio (The Dave Chang Show, Recipe Club), and digital media. MDM projects celebrate the universal role of food as a pathway to everything from culture, to current events, to sports, to deeper connections with your own friends and family. Majordomo partners include Hulu, Netflix, ESPN, The Ringer, Tremolo Productions, Vox Media Studios, and more.
About Vox Media Studios:
Vox Media Studios is one of the leading independent studios producing premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners. Vox Media Studios is an Emmy-winning full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media’s category-leading editorial networks—Curbed, The Cut, Eater, Grub Street, Intelligencer, New York Magazine, Polygon, Recode, SB Nation, The Strategist, The Verge, Vox, and Vulture—to extend the company’s storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, YouTube Originals, HBO, and CNN. Vox Media Studios is also home to the award-winning Vox Media Podcast Network and the Academy Award winning storytelling powerhouse, Epic.