‘From Scratch’: 3 Reasons to Binge Zoe Saldaña Life-Affirming Series
Dreamy, heartbreaking, and life-affirming: From Scratch, inspired by Tembi Locke’s memoir about her multicultural relationship with late Sicilian chef husband Saro, is a full meal for anyone hungry for an epic love story.
1. The Romance
After aspiring American artist Amy (Saldaña) meets Lino (Eugenio Mastrandrea) in Florence and he moves to the States, their commitment to each other — tested by family disapproval and his illness — is moving and sexy.
“Marriages get complicated. They also can get richer and hotter,” says Attica Locke, who executive produces with her sister.
2. The Familiarity
You’ll feel you truly know these people thanks to details borrowed from real life — like the chef’s affinity for corn dogs!
3. The uplifting message
Even in dark times, you can find a light — that’s a truth Amy discovers after Lino’s passing. Says Tembi, “We hope people see that you can create beauty where you are, in any circumstance.”
From Scratch co-stars Danielle Deadwyler, Keith David, Judith Scott, Kellita Smith, Lucia Sardo, Paride Benassai, and Roberta Rigano. Saldaña also executive produces with Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Richard Abate, Jermaine Johnson, and Will Rowbotha. Nzingha Stewart and Dennie Gordon direct.
From Scratch, Limited Series Premiere, Friday, October 21, Netflix