Julia, a new HBO Max program starring British actress Sarah Lancashire, will be based on the life of Lia Child. The show provides a behind-the-scenes look at Child’s long-running television series, The French Chef, which pioneered the contemporary cooking show concept in America. According to HBO Max, Julia “explores a watershed moment in American history, including the creation of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of fame, and America’s cultural progress The series is, at its core, a portrayal of a loving marriage with a changing power dynamic.”
Julia Child is played by a British actress. This isn’t her first television appearance as a leading lady. She appeared in the British programs Coronation Street, Where the Heart Is, Clocking Off, and Seeing Red in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Her most highly lauded roles are Last Tango in Halifax (2012-2020), in which she portrays the protagonist’s daughter who discovers love late in life, and Happy Valley, a British crime thriller in which she plays a police sergeant in West Yorkshire.
Daniel Goldfarb, Julia’s creator, said People “Sarah Lancashire, one of the world’s greatest performers, totally realizes her in all her stunning depth and compassion. Julia, I can’t wait for the rest of the world to see her.”
David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, and Fiona Glascott all appear in the series. Isabella Rossellini, Judith Light, Robert Joy, Erin Neufer, Jefferson Mays, James Cromwell, and Adriane Lenox appear as guests.
Lionsgate and 3 Arts Entertainment are producing Julia. Chris Keyser is the showrunner and executive producer, working alongside creator Daniel Goldfarb, who created the pilot. Executive producers include 3 Arts Entertainment’s Erwin Stoff, Kimberly Carver, pilot director Charles McDougall, and Erica Lipez. Todd Schulkin works as a consultant for The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.
Full Cast of “Julia”
Sarah Lancashire, Rob Levesque, Mary Ann Schaub, David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Howard Breslau, Charlie Thurston, Michael Malvesti, Matthew Malone, Lindsey Broad, Dennis Staroselsky, Fiona Glascott, Brittany Bradford, Joe Cali, Fran Kranz, Jefferson Mays, Adam Desautels, Ghia Truesdale, Charles Coan, Terry Holland, Casey McNeal, Nate Luis Silva, Robert Joy, Paul Melendy, Omar Ghonim, James Cromwell, Judith light, Isabella Rossellini, Christian Clemenson, Adriane Lenox, Mark Nelson, Bonnie Discepolo, Gene Dante, Erin Neufer, Pamela Jayne Morgan, Tim Misuradze, Caroline Portu, Mike Bash, Dale Waddington, Jonathan von Mering, Josh Drennen, Jordan Sobel, Alexander Pobutsky, Kris Sidberry, Dee Nelson, Erik Parillo, Angela Hope Smith, Greg Chopoorian, Lily Narbonne, Peter Brownlee, Zack Ignoffo, Alecia Batson, Chandra Michaels, Reena Shah, Anthony Bowden, Sam Kombo, Cashman Ogaus, Rocco Navarro, Albert M. Chan, Dale Place, Janet Maslow, Andrea lyman, Kevin Fennessy, Marcela Jaramillo, Stephen Kyle, Cody Corelli, Naeem Duren, Carrie Ann Quinn, Emelie Pla, Korey Mclsaac, Stephanie Vachon, Jon Vellante, Sarah Clancy, Ryan G. Beard, Robert Joy, Julian Karian, Brittany Bradford, Ian Dylan Hunt, Matt DiVito, Bob Gallagher, Bob Tourangeau, Gary M. Bloom, Paul D. Messina and Cameron Mysliwicz.
Directors of “Julia”
Jenee LaMarque, Charles McDougall, Erica Dunton and Charles McDougall
Producers of “Julia”
John Fedynich, Donna E. Bloom, Kimberly Carver, Christopher Keyser, Charles McDougall, Denise Pinckley, Todd Schulkin, Erwin Stoff, Daniel Goldfarb and Charles McDougall
Julia is inspired by Child’s amazing life and her long-running television series, The French Chef, which pioneered the famous cooking-show genre, and will premiere on March 31. The series portrays a growing period in American history via Julia and her distinctive can-do spirit: the rise of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of fame, and America’s cultural progress. The series is, at its core, a portrayal of a loving marriage with an expanding and nuanced power dynamic.
On Tuesday, March 1, the streaming platform unveiled the first teaser for Julia, a program on Julia Child, triggering feelings of hunger and a strong yearning for a cup of French onion soup. Aside from discussing her show The French Chef, “The series delves into a critical period in American history, including the rise of public television as a new social institution, feminism inculcating the women’s movement around the world, the nature of the fame of such movement, and the growth of American culture. The series is, at its core, a portrayal of a loving marriage with a changing power dynamic.”
Sarah Lancashire, who portrays the adored cook in the trailer, tells her husband Paul Childs (David Hyde Pierce), At this point in my life, I want to feel important. As a result, she strikes out on her own to sell her French cookbook, pushing for herself in the face of criticism and rejection.
While one public news producer believes that a chef with a “more camera-friendly face and a less unique tone” is required, Julia asserts that this is not the case. One of the major advantages of looking like me is that you learn at an early age that does not to take no for an answer, she says. Julia begins to question herself when she eventually finds herself on the set of The French Chef. But it’s her husband Paul who tells her, “How dull would the world be if every critic silenced every artist?”
The trailer of “Julia” is already been released by HBO MAX
The first trailer for “Julia,” a new series based on the life of famed culinary legend Julia Child, has been released by HBO Max.
“Julia,” created by Daniel Goldfarb (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), one must now follow Child (played in the series by Sarah Lancashire) in the years after the release of her renowned cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Child’s debut television series, “The French Chef,” premieres on the public television network WGBH. Child is opposed by the station’s sexist and elitist producers, but with the support of her friends and allies, she converts her television show into a confirmed sensation. “I hope you had as much pleasure as I did,” Lancashire says at the end of the clip, echoing Child’s final words from her presentation.