America’s Greatest Baking Show Comes to Roku

Roku announced today that Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Office) and Zach Cherry (Breakup, Duncanville) have signed on to co-host the Roku Original series The Great American Pastry Show. Kemper and Cherry will take the audience into the iconic tent to watch the contestants battle it out to become America’s Greatest Baker.

The highly anticipated American adaptation of the iconic British competition series, The great British pastry fair will feature six 60-minute episodes and premiere in 2023. Production is underway in the UK.

America's Greatest Baking Show Comes to Roku

RokuOriginal The Great American Pastry Show is the American version of the most beloved baking show on the planet, bringing together passionate and talented bakers from across the country to see who will be named America’s best home baker. Love Productions USA is producing the brand new series.

Love Productions USA brought the original hit series The great British pastry fair to the public, as well as other adaptations of the competition series, including The Big Celebrity Cake, The Big Junior Bake Offand more.

In addition to Kemper and Cherry, the judges featured in the original UK iteration, celebrity chef Paul Hollywood and celebrity restaurateur Prue Leith, will serve as judges on The Great American Pastry Show.

“We couldn’t ask for a more perfect duo than Ellie and Zach to co-host ‘The Great American Baking Show’. Our adaptation of the iconic series will continue to deliver the enduring warmth and humor that fans of the universe ‘Baking Show’ loves it, with a twist that we know Ellie and Zach will bring,” said Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternate Originals at Roku. . “The passion fans have for this franchise is unparalleled, and we’re so honored to kick off production with Love Productions USA to bring ‘The Great American Baking Show’ exclusively to The Roku Channel.”

The Great American Pastry Show

Ellie Kemper recently appeared on the latest episode of Alone at home, Home Sweet Home alone, available on Disney+. Before that, she appeared in Unbreakable Interactive Special from Kimmy Schmidt as a conclusion to Tina Fey & Robert Carlock’s half-hour comedy for Netflix, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

She received two Emmy Award nominations and two SAG Award nominations for her performance on the show. She also co-starred in both renditions of Live in front of a studio audience: All in the Family by Norman Lear for ABC. Then she will be seen in Vicky Wight Happiness for beginnerswhich will debut on Netflix later this year.

In 2018 Ellie published her first book of essays, my squirrel days. You can see her in Lynn Shelton’s film Delays alongside Keira Knightley, as well as the Sony Pictures comedy sex tapedirected by Jake Kasdan and starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.

Ellie Kemper portrayed Erin Hannon for the past five seasons of the NBC series Office. Kemper first gained attention with his solo show, to feel sad/angry, at the UCB Theatre. She co-starred in Bridesmaids and also appeared in 21 jump street, identity thief, They got together and Somewhere.

Zach Cherry is a series regular on the Emmy-nominated thriller drama Breakup on Apple+. He’s also a series regular on the FOX animated comedy. Duncanvilleand can be seen in the Roku Original series most dangerous game opposite Liam Hemsworth and Christof Waltz. He recently did it again on HBO shows Succession, Live with yourself on Netflix, You on Netflix, and was a series regular on NBC I feel bad.

Executive producers for The Great American Pastry Show are Richard McKerrow, Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Jeremy Finn and John Hesling.

Love Productions USA develops and produces addictively-watchable unscripted competition formats and award-winning documentary series for network, cable and premium streaming services. It is a UK-based division of Love Productions, operating under the SKY umbrella, with an impressive portfolio of thought-provoking programs across all genres and platforms, including the hugely popular formats. The Great British Bake-Off, The Great British Sewing Bee and The big pottery jet.

Known for bringing successful formats from the UK to the US with distinctive adaptations, Love Productions USA also develops premium original television programs, documentaries and shorts. The company is led by Emmy-winning producers Joe LaBracio and Al Edgington, who have proven track records in documentaries, scripted and unscripted entertainment, feature films and daytime television.

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