Wednesday, May 4, 2022

HBO Max Renews 'Julia' for Season 2

Ahead of the release of its first season finale tomorrow, HBO Max has today renewed its original comedy series Julia for a second season.

The comedy stars Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz and Fiona Glascott.

Guest stars include Isabella Rossellini, Judith Light, Robert Joy, Erin Neufer, Jefferson Mays, James Cromwell and Adriane Lenox.

Daniel Goldfarb created the comedy, with Chris Keyser serving as showrunner. They executive produce with Erwin Stoff, Kimberly Carver, Charles McDougall and Erica Lipez. Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.

"Julia Child tends to make people happy," said Keyser and Goldfarb. "In a bleak world, she is a welcome balm. Making this show has done the same for us. Working with our cast - with Sarah and David - our production team, writers, directors and editors, who have become our friends, makes us happy. In the language of Julia, it feeds our souls. The genuine love and care that HBO Max has shown for our show has been overwhelming. They allowed us to tell the simple story of a group of remarkable, oddball, passionate people, who joyfully live their lives to the fullest. That we get to keep them alive for another season makes us the happiest of all, and we are already hard at work."

"Through her masterful performance, Sarah Lancashire welcomed us into the life of Julia Child, a trailblazer who, among her many accomplishments, redefined the possibilities of public television and, in turn, brought French cuisine and culture into American living rooms," added Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. "We are grateful to our creative team, led by Chris Keyser and Daniel Goldfarb, and talented cast who entranced us all with an endless helping of warmth and charm. Julia is the perfect show for this moment and we look forward to serving more in season two."