Hulu’s ‘Candified’ makes anything ‘come to life with candy’ amid holiday season
LOS ANGELES - A sweet surprise will grace Hulu this winter: "Candified."
The reality series, set to premiere Dec. 1, centers on a group of candy artists and enthusiasts who create just about anything out of tasty confections.
The team is led by Jackie Sorkin — a professional candy artist, who is famously known as the Candy Queen.
"I loved candy since I was a kid," Sorkin told FOX Television Stations. "It was just always my love, my obsession, the thing my parents kept trying to take away from me, and I think they did it so much that I like made a life out of it."
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Sorkin said the process can be stressful because the team is so passionate about "making things come to life with candy" and says, at this point, they can "create anything" out of it.
"I just think that what people are going to see is just good vibes only, some craziness, a ton of candy, some incredible creativity, so much imagination, and I just hope that people love to believe in magic again because I always have," Sorkin continued.
During the series, watch the team design, glue, melt and shape hundreds of thousands of sweet pieces to build a fantasy come to life — and just in time for the holiday season.
"What I believe is that we created a show for everyone to enjoy during the holidays, sit on the couch [with] friends, families, neighbors, grandma, anyone and kind of just get lost in the holiday season," Sorkin continued.
With more than 14 years of creating her business, Sorkin calls making stuff with candy her "truest, highest calling" and revealed the ultimate goal would be to open a candy theme park one day. She challenges others to "dream big" as well.
Enjoy a festive night at home with these holiday (and free) Tubi films
The Family Stone(2005): "The bohemian Stone family gets a helping of drama for the holidays when their eldest son brings his high-powered, uptight New York girlfriend home." Rated PG-13. 103 minutes. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes and Diane Keaton.
It’s a Wonderful Life (Legend Edition) (1946): "This special Legend Edition of It's a Wonderful Life is a slightly shorter version of the Jimmy Stewart Christmas classic, but contains all the sweetness and Christmas wonder." Rated PG. 105 minutes. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.
Miracle on 34th Street (1955): "A kindly old gentleman working as a Macy's department store Santa causes a commotion when he claims to be the real St. Nick."Rated G. 45 minutes. Starring Macdonald Carey, Teresa Wright and Thomas Mitchell.
The Cat and the Hat knows a lot about Christmas (2012): "Twas the day before Christmas and all through the yard, the Cat in the Hat and his guests partied hard. When the party was over, and the guests all departed, one poor baby reindeer was left broken-hearted! Can the Cat in the Hat, Sally, Nick and the Fish help make come true little Ralph's Christmas wish? To be with his family, in far-off Freeze-Your-Knees. Will you help see him home? Come be our guests, please!" Rated G. 58 minutes. Starring Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Alexa Torrington and Jacob Ewaniuk.
Scrooge(1970): "The classic Charles Dickens Christmas tale is set to song in this star-studded, musical version about the stingiest man of 19th century London." Rated PG. 113 minutes. Starring Albert Finney, Edith Evans, and Kenneth More.
An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1946): "A canine criminal tries to ruin Christmas for everyone by stealing presents. He’s then visited by three ghosts who persuade him to change his ways." Rated G. 73 minutes. Starring Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise, Sheena Easton, Bebe Neuwirth, Charles Nelson Reilly and Steven Weber.
A Collection of Christmas Classics (1946): "When an outlaw tries to cut ties with a gang of crooks and they threaten him with a murder rap, his sister and an undercover agent come to his rescue." Rated PG. Starring James Warren, Nan Leslie, John Laurenz and Jane Greer.
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