Tuesday, February 15, 2022

HBO Max Reveals Premiere Date for New Comedy 'Julia' Starring Sarah Lancashire and David Hyde Pierce

HBO Max has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original comedy series Julia starring Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and David Hyde Pierce (Frasier).

The 8-episode first season will launch on Thursday, March 31 with its first three episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Thursday until the season finale on May 5.

The series is inspired by Julia Child's extraordinary life and her long-running television series, The French Chef, which pioneered the modern cooking show. Through Julia's (Lancashire) life and her singular joie de vivre, the series explores a pivotal 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 evolution. At its heart, the series is a portrait of a loving marriage with a shifting power dynamic.

In addition to Lancashire and Pierce, the cast features Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz and Fiona Glascott.

Daniel Goldfarb created the series, with Chris Keyser serving as showrunner. They executive produce with Erwin Stoff, Kimberly Carver and director Charles McDougall. Todd Schulkin is a consulting producer on behalf of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.