Brace yourselves Bake Off fans: A new season of the hit UK TV series The Great British Bake Off — er, that’s The Great British Baking Show here in the United States — is coming to Netflix next Friday, August 31. It will be the first chance for Americans to see the revamped show after it moved from BBC to Channel 4 and significantly changed up its cast.
Paul Hollywood is back as a judge, but instead of partnering with everyone’s favorite British grandmother, Mary Berry, he’ll be joined by chef and restaurateur Prue Leith. Cheeky hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are also out, but they’ve been replaced by comedians Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig OBE. Ten new episodes are set to drop for viewers’ binging pleasure, according to a Netflix announcement. This season originally aired across the pond in 2017.
While change is terrifying and fans of the show had taken in the old cast almost as family members, there is no need to fear. Brit critics say the new version is actually good.
In addition to the new season, Netflix has already lined up future installments of The Great British Baking Show. Another new season will arrive on the streaming platform sometime later this year along with a two-episode holiday special, and a third season is scheduled to become available in fall 2019.