HBO Max has given an eight-episode first season order to the new Max Original, Julia, based on the life of world-renowned chef Julia Child. A series whose heart of the show is a portrait of a loving marriage with an evolving and complicated power dynamic.

Inspired by Julia Childs extraordinary life and her long-running television series, “The French Chef,” which pioneered the now popular genre of cooking shows. The series will explore an evolving time in American history – the emergence of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural growth.

“We are so happy to help bring the incomparable Julia Child back to the small screen, when we need her more than ever. This show’s look into her life, marriage, and trailblazing career as she transformed the way we talk about food is an absolute delight,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. “Our incredible cast and formidable creative team are a recipe for success, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

The series from Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment starring Sarah Lancashire and David Hyde Pierce and is directed by Charles McDougall and written by Daniel Goldfarb – who has also written the award winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – is scheduled to continue production late spring in Boston, where the pilot was filmed.

Julia, produced by Lionsgate and 3 Arts Entertainment, will feature Chris Keyser as its showrunner as well as executive producer along with Erwin Stoff. Todd Shulkin, on behave of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, will serve as a consulting producer.

“We’re delighted to expand our relationship with HBO Max by teaming with our production partners at 3 Arts on JULIA, the complex and compelling story of the celebrated chef, author and TV personality who almost single-handedly invented the world of food television,” said Jocelyn Sabo, Lionsgate Television Group Senior Vice President.“Combining an extraordinary creative team, powerhouse cast and timely subject matter, the series has all the ingredients to resonate with HBO Max audiences for years to come.”

Joining Lancashire and Pierce are Brittany Bradford (Broadway’s “Bernhardt/Hamlet”), Fran Kranz (“Homecoming”), Fiona Glascott (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), Bebe Neuwirth (“Madam Secretary”), Isabella Rossellini (“Silent Retreat”) and Jefferson Mays (“I Am the Night”).

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Lidia Mosqueda

Lidia Mosqueda

Lidia Mosqueda, a graduate from California State University Fullerton, has been a news correspondent for MUSETV since 2017. She has covered various newsworthy events such as; press junkets, film & tv screenings, premieres, concerts, red carpets and other public events. As a bilingual journalist she has written about various musicians and artists in Latin entertainment. Helping bring attention to many Latin American talent, here in the states. As a journalist in the entertainment field. Her goal is to break down the stereotypes and assumptions that surround entertainment journalism.

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