Zoe Saldana stars in the Netflix Limited Series From Scratch

Netflix Limited Series ‘From Scratch’ With Zoe Saldana: Plot, Cast, Details

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The latest Netflix limited series From Scratch is based on the true-life story of Tembi Locke. Meanwhile, the series will be an adaptation of Locke’s best-selling memoir. It tells the story of a woman who has experienced love, the death of a loved one, grief and hope over eight episodes. Zoe Saldana will lead the series, along with a cast that includes Danielle Deadwyler, Keith David, Kellita Smith and more. Read on to find out what we know so far about the new limited series, From Scratch.

Netflix limited series From Scratch

The streamer has been establishing itself as a teller of stories based on true life experiences. Netflix’s new project continues in that vein, by adapting Tembi Locke’s best-selling memoir. In fact, Locke’s sister, Attica Locke (Empire, When They See Us) will be the showrunner and executive producer. She will work alongside Zoe Saldana and her sisters, Cisely and Mariel.

Zoe Saldana stars in the Netflix Limited Series From Scratch
Zoe Saldana [Image @zoesaldana/Instagram]
Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon will also produce via her Hello Sunshine production company. Meanwhile, most of the episodes will be directed by Emmy-nominated writer, producer and director, Nzingha Stewart. She is known for her work with the critically acclaimed series Little Fires Everywhere and Tall Girl.

Plot of the Netflix limited series

As mentioned, the Netflix limited series From Scratch is based on author Tembi Locke’s memoir, published in May 2019. The memoir revealed Locke’s real-life experiences and details of her family.

Tembi Locke author of the memoir From Scratch
Tembi Locke author of the memoir From Scratch [Image @tembilocke/Instagram]
A brief synopsis reveals that From Scratch is a “sweeping, autobiographical romance” that follows an American woman as she falls in love with a Sicilian man. Amy Wheeler meets him while studying in Italy and then builds a life with him in the US.

However, when Amy’s husband unexpectedly dies, she is challenged to pull herself through the grief. Meanwhile, she has to raise their daughter as they would have raised them together, with “hope, joy and infinite love.”

Cast of From Scratch

Zoe Saldana will play the lead as Amy Wheeler and is known for Avatar and its four sequels. She has also starred in Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, Avengers and an upcoming movie, The Adam Project on Netflix.

Among the other cast are Danielle Deadwyler (Watchmen, The Harder They Fall) and Keith David (Greenleaf, Welcome to the Blumhouse). They are joined by Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show, Z Nation) and Judith Scott (Dear White People, Snowfall). Meanwhile, other cast includes Lucia Sardo (Nastro d’Argento, Picciridda) and Paride Benassai (Felicia Impastato, La Fuitina Sbagliata).

More cast members include Roberta Rigano (I Know This Much Is True), Terrell Carter (Empire) and Medalion Rahimi (NCIS: Los Angeles). The list continues with Jonathan Del Arco (Star Trek: Picard), Peter Mendoza (Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles), Lorenzo Pozzan (Catch-22) and Jonathan D. King (Kidding).

Production status and release date of From Scratch

Filming for the Netflix limited series From Scratch started on April 5, 2021, and concluded on August 7, 2021. Meanwhile, filming locations included Los Angeles, Ca, and Florence, Italy.
Currently, the eight-episode limited series is still in post-production and Netflix has not yet set an official release date. However, What’s on Netflix theorizes that From Scratch will release on the streamer at some time in the first half of 2022.

Readers, are you excited about the new, upcoming Netflix limited series, From Scratch? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

Anne Sewell

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