Sure - well, I was only involved for the initial three episodes. As I understand it, the parties involved will be making a call based on the reception to go ahead.
I should be clear that I was there to offer quasi-expert advice, but by no means did I have a final say, that rests with the Executive Producers.
I purposefully steered them away from offset because the show was after all commissioned by Heat Beads, and charcoal isn't exactly a primary ingredient in traditional offset smoking. I also feared that the nuances and pedantic details that are so important to all of us might have been overlooked in the interest of producing a more accessible and good looking show, so I went with the angle of highlight and celebrating world BBQ (both charcoal and wood fuelled) in all its forms. And, I think it was the right decision. I don't think we needed another show on TV trivialising "American BBQ" and its methods.
It was a great experience working on the show, and I think we covered an interesting range of recipes. Ultimately, bearing in mind that this show needs to appeal to an extremely broad audience, I think it's an incredibly positive step that someone is highlighting "keeping BBQ real" as not using gas/propane. Baby steps, y'all.