News round-up: Roku renews ‘Sushi Master’; Netflix extends ‘Alice In Borderland’; Hayu lands in New Zealand

Morimoto’s Sushi Master

Roku renews ‘Sushi Master’

Roku has renewed culinary competition series Morimoto’s Sushi Master for a second season on The Roku Channel.

Produced by Ample Entertainment, the series features world-renowned culinary icon Masaharu Morimoto as head judge and executive producer. He puts aspiring chefs to the test as they compete in challenges that not only honor the skill, ingredients, delicacy, and talent needed to perfect the art of sushi-making, but also break the rules along the way.

Debuting on The Roku Channel in June 2023, season one of the series was the number one on-demand title on the service during its opening week.

Alice In Borderland

Netflix extends ‘Alice In Borderland’

Netflix has renewed dystopian thriller Alice In Borderland for a third season.

Based on the manga series of the same name by Haro Aso, the show follows the story of Arisu after he is transported to a parallel universe in which he has to play and win games to remain alive.

The series is produced by The Seven, alongside Robot. Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya will reprise their roles as Arisu and Usagi in the third season, with Shinsuke Sato continuing as director.

Hayu lands in New Zealand

NBCUniversal’s VOD service Hayu is launching in New Zealand next week.

The reality genre-focused service will be available from 5 October on mobile, tablet, connected TV, console and web.

Viewers will be able to watch over 300 shows and more than 10,000 episodes of reality TV content including every single series, season and episode – current and past – of franchises and spin-offs including Below DeckVanderpump Rules and the US The Real Housewives, as well as exclusive access to shows only available on Hayu in New Zealand including: Made In Chelsea, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

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