A new romantic drama is headed to Netflix soon! And what’s more of a romantic setting than the lovely place of Italy? That’s where the new Netflix original series From Scratch is taking us, starring Zoe Saldaña as Amy Wheeler and Eugenio Mastrandrea as Lino. From Scratch premieres Friday, October 21.
Danielle Deadwyler is joining the two leads onscreen in the eight-episode limited series as Zora, Keith David, Lucia Sardo, Judith Scott, Paride Benassai, Kellita Smith, Roberta Rigano, and Giacomo Gianniotti will also star.
Behind the scenes, Attica Locke co-created the series with Tembi Locke. Reese Witherspoon executive produces with her company Hello Sunshine.
So what can you expect to see in the new series? We’ve got the answer for you below!
What is From Scratch on Netflix about?
From Scratch is a cross-cultural love story that follows Amahle “Amy” Wheeler, an American student studying abroad in Italy, when she meets and falls in love with Sicilian chef Lino. Their whirlwind romance faces many challenges, including their very different cultural backgrounds. The story is also infused with lightheartedness and moments of humor that exist alongside the more serious ones.
But when Lino is faced with unimaginable health challenges and the couple’s future is threatened, the two families come together to create an extended family unlike any they could have imagined, proving that love crosses all borders. The show is inspired by writer Tembi Locke’s memoir of the same name.
The trailer gives us a peek at the couple’s romantic moments, some of their harder ones with Lino’s health, and some of the cultural differences they will face. Check out the video below!
What do you think about the series? Does it sound interesting to you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
From Scratch‘s eight-episode season will be released Friday, October 21, on Netflix.