Nailed It!, the Netflix cooking competition show where amateur bakers attempt to recreate ornate pastry creations, is returning for a new season on Friday, May 17. As always, dynamic duo Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres will be back to help judge the competition and poke playful fun at the fondant disasters unraveling before them.
This new season — the fourth, so far, if you count last December’s batch of holiday episodes — will feature a dinosaur-themed challenge, a fashion-inspired bake off, and a spooky “cake-o-phobia” round of baking. In what sounds like a promising episode for superhero fans, the season premiere will have a Marvel theme, with character-inspired cupcakes and an elaborate Black Panther cake. This time around, Nicole and Jacques will be joined by a rotating cast of guest judges, including James Beard Award-winner Hubert Keller, actress/gaming personality Felicia Day, “baking magician” Natalie Sideserf, and YouTube star Rosanna Pansino. Just like the first few seasons, the competitors will bake for a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize that’s ceremoniously blasted out of a bedazzled money gun.
One of seven original food shows that Netflix launched last year, Nailed It! has proved to be a huge hit not just in America, but over in Mexico where a Spanish-language version of the show premiered earlier this year. Regionally-influenced remakes of Nailed It! are also planned for Germany, France, and Spain. The show is produced by Magical Elves, the same team that also created Top Chef, among other reality show hits.
Stay tuned for more details on the new season of Nailed It! as they become available.