HBO Max is cooking up one other season of Julia.
The streamer has renewed the comedy collection, impressed by the life and TV profession of Julia Child, for a second season. The pickup comes a day earlier than the Lionsgate TV-produced present, which stars Sarah Lancashire and David Hyde Pierce, ends its first season.
“Julia Child tends to make people happy. In a bleak world, she is a welcome balm. Making this show has done the same for us,” mentioned govt producers Chris Keyser and Daniel Goldfarb in an announcement. “Working with our cast — with Sarah and David — our production team, writers, directors and editors, who have become our friends, makes us happy. In the language of Julia, it feeds our souls. The genuine love and care that HBO Max has shown for our show has been overwhelming. They allowed us to tell the simple story of a group of remarkable, oddball, passionate people, who joyfully live their lives to the fullest. That we get to keep them alive for another season makes us the happiest of all, and we are already hard at work.”
The present’s first season chronicles Child’s (Lancashire) first foray into tv with The French Chef, which might set the template for TV cooking exhibits. Pierce performs Julia’s husband, Paul; the common solid additionally consists of Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz and Fiona Glascott.
“Through her masterful performance, Sarah Lancashire welcomed us into the life of Julia Child, a trailblazer who, among her many accomplishments, redefined the possibilities of public television and, in turn, brought French cuisine and culture into American living rooms,” mentioned HBO Max head of authentic content material Sarah Aubrey. “We are grateful to our creative team, led by Chris Keyser and Daniel Goldfarb, and talented cast who entranced us all with an endless helping of warmth and charm. Julia is the perfect show for this moment and we look forward to serving more in season two.”
Lionsgate and three Arts Entertainment produce Julia. Goldfarb created the collection and govt produces with Keyser (who serves as showrunner), Erwin Stoff of three Arts, Kimberly Carver, Charles McDougall and Erica Lipez. Todd Schulkin of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts is a consulting producer.