The trailer indicates that The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell will be a warped version of a cooking/entertaining show where the baker — who is styled like a slightly goth version of Betty Draper from Mad Men — spends her days preparing treats for her pals and loved ones. In a twist on a familiar formula, her friends are not humans, but rather wisecracking monsters, including a werewolf, a deranged raccoon, and a Chihuahua-mummy. “This is our home, and it’s a place where the strange and unusual are safe and welcome,” McConnell explains in the teaser.
The creatures in this new series were created by Henson Alternative, the wing of the Jim Henson Company that focuses on “content created specifically and exclusively for grown-ups.” On the pastry side of things, it appears that McConnell will be making elaborate treats like edible tarantulas, chocolate shrunken heads, and gingerbread haunted houses.
Season 1 of The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell premieres on Netflix on Friday, October 12.
And in other Netflix-related baking show news, one of the summer’s pleasant surprises, Sugar Rush, just got renewed for a second season. Now word yet on when the new episodes are slated to premiere, but producers are currently looking for baking fans who want to compete on the timed culinary competition hosted by Candace Nelson and Adriano Zumbo.