From Scratch – Release Date and How to Watch Online

October 14, 2022
Kira Comerford 0
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This article discusses the Netflix series From Scratch, including the release date, time, plot synopsis, cast, and trailer.

21st October will see Netflix release From Scratch. It appears to be a stunning little holiday romance series set in Italy, with the local cuisine poised and ready to take center stage alongside the two romantic protagonists. The series is an adaptation of Tembi Locke’s book, From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, which she worked on with her sister in order to bring it to the small screen and share it with a new audience. The pair even co-wrote both the opening and closing episodes of the show’s 8-episode run, so one can take comfort in the fact that it will stay reasonably true to the source material.

Intrigued? Let’s dive a little deeper into From Scratch.

Netflix series From Scratch plot synopsis

Here is the official plot synopsis:

“An artist finds romance with a chef in Italy and embarks on a life-changing journey of love, loss, resilience and hope across cultures and continents.”

Our opinion of the premise

You could be forgiven for not quite being taken aback by how ground-breaking From Scratch sounds like it will be because it just… doesn’t. This is not a concept that has never been done before – it is quite the opposite. Some might say that it has, in actual fact, been done to death.

However, lack of originality doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be a good watch, provided what it does come to the table with is done exceptionally well. We’re getting into winter so more than ready to swept off our feet with a good little holiday romance, and with the destination being Italy, and the added bonus of food being a key theme, it certainly looks as though From Scratch is putting it’s best moves out there.

From Scratch release date

The romance drama series will be released globally on Netflix on Friday, October 21st, at 12 am PT.

How to watch From Scratch online

Audiences will be able to watch From Scratch with a subscription to Netflix. The basic plan for Netflix is $9.99. If you want HD, you’ll need to get the standard package at $15.49. Finally, for Ultra HD, the premium package costs $19.99. Additionally, here is everything we know about the plan for Netflix adverts.

From Scratch cast

Here is the main cast:

  • Zoe Saldaña
  • Eugenio Mastrandrea
  • Danielle Deadwyler
  • Keith David
  • Kellita Smith
  • Judith Scott
  • Lucia Sardo
  • Paride Benassai
  • Roberta Rigano

The production team 

Here is the team behind it all:

  • Directors: Nzingha Stewart, Dennie Gordon

  • Writers: Amy Wang, JJ Braider, Marguerite MacIntire, Joshua Allen, Jason Coffey

  • Producers: Richard Abate, Jermaine Johnson, Bryan J. Raber, Judd Rea, Will Rowbotham, Guy J. Louthan, Lauren Levy Neustadter, Zoe Saldaña, Reese Witherspoon

Is there a trailer? 

There sure is! Check it out below:

No, it absolutely will not break the mold, but From Scratch could very well be an enjoyable winter warmer as the cold nights draw in. Like I’ve said, if it takes the elements it’s playing with and does them well, it will be a film worth watching just to drink it in and feel like you’re a part of it all. I’m doubtful it’ll stay in the memory banks for too long after watching, but in terms of light escapism and a little travel experience from the comfort of your own home, From Scratch could serve a lot of people well.

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