Hot Ones is one of the most popular US web series, created by Christopher Schonberger and produced by First We Feast and Complex Media.
First We Feast founded in 2012 views food as an illuminating lens into pop culture, music, travel and has curated a slate of food-driven franchises like Hot Ones, Food Grails, The Burger Show, Food Skills, and Feast Mansion. Hot Ones involves celebrities being interviewed by host Sean Evans over a platter of increasingly spicy chicken wings.
Hot Ones has had over 1 billion views on the web and won the 2018 Shorty Award for Best Web Series, the 2019 Webby Award for Food & Drink. Host Sean Evans won the 2018 and2019 Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host. Additionally, First We Feast received the2014 James Beard Award for “Best Food Blog” and the 2019 James Beard Award for “Best Online Video, on Location.”
Complex Networks is diversifying its Hot Ones portfolio with a localized version of the hit series in the Caribbean. Partnering with regional television network leader and media brand TEMPO Networks to produce Hot Ones — Caribbean Edition, featuring an all-new (to-be-announced) host, as well as celebrity guests who hail from the region.
Hot Ones — Caribbean Edition will mirror the format of the U.S. iteration, with celebrity guests being invited to eat increasingly spicier varieties of chicken wings as they answer probing questions.
That said, the Caribbean Edition will feature other local foods, given that the region is famed for its spicy cuisine, including the Moruga Scorpion Pepper and the Scorpion Butch T pepper, both of which originate from Trinidad & Tobago.
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