Nice British Bake Off (GBBO) 2020 has a trailer, and as is perhaps anticipated, it’s straight out of lockdown. Having been filmed minus Sandi Toksvig and the Hollywood handshake, with the new Channel Four collection airing on 22 September and and certain heading to Netflix for U.S. viewers a while in 2021, the trailer paperwork one courageous boy’s journey to get his grandmother a valuable bag of flour, intercut with scenes of determined bakers.
As a result of this can be a British, comedy-adjacent trailer, the desperation shifts in pitch from “oh, they might be speaking about Medicine!” to “lol, no, it’s clearly flour,” recalling the peak of U.Okay. coronavirus lockdown when supermarkets ran out, mills had to enter overdrive, and the sort of people that religiously watch GBBO baked, baked, and baked some extra. Is that this trailer one other tiny chapter within the U.Okay.’s unusual fetish for high-stakes private ingenuity and resilience within the context of a disaster that might be simply surmounted with group help and state-supported bolstering of meals provides?
Sure. Simply take pleasure in it.
New host Matt Lucas — nonetheless on the books regardless of his comedy pedigree because the co-creator of Little Britain, which has not too long ago been pulled from streaming companies and has at all times been a number of the most multifariously dreadful comedy ever to air on British tv — revealed that the primary signature bake was Battenburg, the pink-and-yellow checkerboard sponge, earlier this week. He mentioned that he tried “12,” which might mark a departure from the same old baker’s dozen of 13 contestants, however possibly it was simply the sugar.
It’s been a wierd collection for a wierd yr already: GBBO 2020 was filmed in a coronavirus bubble, which put paid to the Hollywood handshake and accelerated filming by means of 4 weeks reasonably than the same old 11. What may change it? The Hollywood elbow bump; the Hollywood spatula prod; the Hollywood “yeah, that is good baking, however do not forget that I, the omnipotent Paul Hollywood can break your spirit at any second and am in Masculine Management right here” nod. Hellish, all.
A lot stays unsure, however what’s clear is that GBBO is again, and its trailer couldn’t be extra on-brand if it tried. Who is aware of what they could do with the historically zany opening credit?