Netflix announced yesterday, Wednesday March 30, The Kitchen has gone into production and is helmed by first-time feature director, Kibwe Tavares.
What We Know About ‘The Kitchen’
According to Netflix: ‘The Kitchen is set in London, 2044, a future where the gap between rich and poor has been stretched to its limits. All forms of social housing have been eradicated and London’s working classes have been forced to live in temporary accommodation on the outskirts of the city, The Kitchen is the first and the largest of its kind, it’s London’s last village harbouring residents that refuse to move on and move out of the place they call home.
‘It’s here we meet Izi, a resident of the kitchen who is desperately trying to find a way out and 12-year-old, Benji, who has lost his mother and is searching for a family. We follow our unlikely pair as they battle to survive in a system that is stacked against them.’
Kane Robinson will be taking the shows lead character in the series, Izi.
The series is co-written by Academy Award winner Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and The Black Messiah, Get Out), alongside Joe Murtagh (Calm with Horses, Gangs of London) from an idea created by Daniel Kaluuya, Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Emmerson.
Kibwe Tavares said: ‘The Kitchen is very much a love letter to London, the city that has defined my childhood and ultimately my identity. It’s set in an extreme version of our current world; our characters have little choice but to let the city take over them.
‘Through Benji, a 12 year old in need of care, we explore what we as society lose in the ever changing and shifting patterns of life, of our cities. I’m incredibly honoured to be able to explore a father-son relationship in this setting that is as personal as it is universal.
‘This is a film for my father and all the fathers and sons out there, who are working it out. And to all the communities out there that are trying to take care of each other.’
Who is Kane Robinson
Kane Robinson is a British rapper, songwriter and actor, who found fame in 2004 when he released his debut single “Ps and Qs”, which was an underground hit within the grime community. Alongside this he went on to have six more albums – with his most recent, “Hoodies All Summer”, released in 2019.
The 36-year-old then moved into acting in 2011 with his role in the hit series Top Boy. Robinson also starred in the British thriller Tower Block with Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell, Ralph Brown, and Russell Tovey.