HBO Max has positioned an eight-episode first season order for Julia, starring two-time BAFTA Award winner Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango in Halifax) as world-renowned chef Julia Child.
Inspired by Child’s extraordinary life and her long-running tv program, The French Chef, the sequence — written by Daniel Goldfarb (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and directed by Charles McDougall (House of Cards) — additionally stars four-time Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) because the title character’s loving and devoted husband Paul.
Production is predicted to renew late this spring in Boston, the place the pilot was filmed.
The cast additionally consists of Brittany Bradford (Broadway’s Bernhardt/Hamlet), Fran Kranz (Dollhouse), Fiona Glascott (Episodes), Bebe Neuwirth (Madam Secretary), Isabella Rossellini (Alias) and Jefferson Mays (Perry Mason).
“We are so joyful to assist convey the incomparable Julia Child again to the small display, once we want her greater than ever,” HBO Max authentic content material chief Sarah Aubrey mentioned in an announcement. “This show’s look into her life, marriage, and trailblazing profession as she reworked the way in which we speak about meals is an absolute delight…. Our unimaginable cast and formidable inventive group are a recipe for fulfillment, and we could not be extra excited.”
Chris Keyser (Tyrant, The Society) will function showrunner for the Lionsgate and three Arts Entertainment manufacturing, in addition to executive-produce together with Erwin Stoff, Charles McDougall, Daniel Goldfarb and Kimberly Carver.