The show follows people trying and failing to recreate really complicated cakes they see online.
Nailed It! is a reality baking show that premiered on Netflix first in 2018. Hosted by comic Nicole Byer and renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres, the show features a bake-off among three amateur bakers who compete to replicate elaborate and complicated cakes found on the internet for a chance to be able to win a $10,000 prize.
The show was a hit and currently has six seasons with the latest one releasing in September 2021. It received critical acclaim and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, including twice for Outstanding Competition Program and once for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program, which made Byer the first Black woman to be nominated for the award.
As of now, the future of the show here's what we know so far.
The show did well because of how relatable it was to see people trying and failing to recreate really complicated cakes they saw online. What would have been a whole day's worth of effort, the amateur bakers would be given only a few hours to recreate. This would lead to amusing results, as expected. The best edible recreation of a cake would win the prize. The process and results are fun to watch.
With the show being nominated for several Emmys, it would be a no-brainer about a renewal of the show. In fact, the seventh season of the show had started production as well. But there are other factors at play as well. There is currently a strike by crew members who are strike to secure a contract with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). The production of the show was suspended in March following this. The approximately 50-person crew all went on strike and have been asking management for voluntary recognition, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
IATSE Crew Members Strike ‘Nailed It!’ Amid Contract Dispute https://t.co/KUiRFn9UfN— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 1, 2022
“There have been brief discussions but no path to a deal yet,” an IATSE spokesperson had said at the time. With the strike still on, the productions remain halted till Nailed It! gets an IATSE union contract.
The show has been premiering consecutively since 2018. Sometimes, with two seasons in a single year. Each season has only six-seven episodes. If the strike concludes after the demands are met soon and all goes well, we may even get the seventh season by the end of the year.
The contestants of the new season are still unclear. But we can be sure to see Byer and Torres return to host the show. While Byer keeps the show lighthearted and fun, Torress provides insight into how the contestants are doing from his professional point of view.