Series Based on Julia Child's Life Coming to HBO Max
HBO Max has given the green light to Julia, an eight-episode series based on the incredible life of chef Julia Child.
Julia is inspired by Child's life as well as her pioneering television series, The French Chef. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the drama will explore the emergence of public TV, feminism and the women's movement, the nature of celebrity, and America's cultural growth.
Sarah Lancashire is set to play Child while Fraiser's David Hyde Pierce will co-star as Julia's husband, Paul.
"We are so happy to help bring the incomparable Julia Child back to the small screen, when we need her more than ever," Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement. "This show's look into her life, marriage, and trailblazing career as she transformed the way we talk about food is an absolute delight. Our incredible cast and formidable creative team are a recipe for success, and we couldn't be more excited."
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Showrunner Chris Keyser (Party of Five) will executive produce alongside Daniel Goldfarb (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). Todd Schulkin will serve as a consulting producer on behalf of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.
Oh, we can't wait for this one!