– ‘Julia’ gets renewed for a second season
– “Julia” expected to premiere in early 2023
– Sarah Lancashire to return as Julia Child
HBO Max’s biographical drama series about the legendary chef, “Julia,” has been picked up for a second season. The show, which features Sarah Lancashire in the titular role, is set to return in early 2023.
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content at HBO Max, confirmed the news, stating, “When we first set out to tell this story, we knew it was about more than just a cooking phenomenon. It’s about the light a passionate person can ignite in others.” The series primarily explores the life of Julia Child, whose television show “The French Chef” became a breakout hit in the 1960s, shaping modern American cooking.
In addition to Sarah Lancashire, the main cast also includes David Hyde Pierce as husband Paul Child, Bebe Neuwirth as Avis DeVoto, and Isabella Rossellini as Simca. The series is inspired by real events and people, and it was created by Christopher Keyser, with frequent collaborator Daniel Goldfarb penning the adaptation.
The series premiered in November 2021 and has received positive reviews for its depiction of the famed chef and television personality. Season 2 is expected to continue exploring Julia Child’s life and her impact on American cuisine and television.