Julia Kid Drama Purchased to Series at HBO Max

Sarah Lancashire and David Hyde Pierce star in the drama from showrunner Chris Keyser.

HBO Max is moving forward with a drama centered on the lifetime of famed chef Julia Baby.

The streamer on Thursday introduced an 8-episode sequence order for Julia, starring Sarah Lancashire (Pleased Valley) as the chef. Chris Keyser (Social gathering of 5) serves as showrunner on the drama from Lionsgate Tv and 3 Arts.

First introduced in September 2019, Julia is motivated by Kid’s daily life and extended-working series The French Chef. The drama will check out the emergence of community Television set, feminism and the women’s motion, the nature of superstar and America’s cultural growth.

David Hyde Pierce (Frasier), who replaced Tom Hollander, co-stars as Julia’s husband, Paul. Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Fiona Glascott, Bebe Neuwirth, Isabella Rossellini and Jefferson Mays co-star in the collection, which will resume generation in the late spring in Boston.

Keyser exec makes alongside Daniel Goldfarb (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). Charles McDougall (House of Playing cards) directed the pilot. 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff and Kimberly Carver exec generate. Todd Schulkin will serve as a consulting producer on behalf of the Julia Little one Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Julia was very first taken out by CAA in 2019 as a bundle with Keyser, a essential negotiator in the Writers Guild of America’s struggle from expertise organizations over packaging charges and affiliated studios. Joan Cusack was in close proximity to a offer at the time to star in advance of the component in the long run went to Lancashire. The CAA package deal was established up in late 2018, forward of the WGA’s new Code of Conduct. The challenge was put collectively in November 2018 and taken out by Lionsgate at the time Goldfarb’s script was concluded. Sources say Keyser acquired of CAA attaching a packaging charge to Julia after HBO Max expressed desire in the display.  (CAA signed the WGA’s Code of Perform very last year.)

“We are so content to enable deliver the incomparable Julia Child back to the smaller display, when we need to have her a lot more than ever. This show’s look into her daily life, marriage, and trailblazing vocation as she transformed the way we talk about foods is an complete delight,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of originals at HBO Max. “Our outstanding cast and formidable inventive staff are a recipe for success, and we could not be far more enthusiastic.”

Julia joins a roster of scripted originals at HBO Max such as updates of Sex and the City, Very Very little Liars and Gossip Female as very well as latest breakout The Flight Attendant, Doom Patrol, Adore Everyday living, Harley Quinn, Research Social gathering, Lifted by Wolves and future originals Peacemaker, The Batman spinoff, Inexperienced Lantern and Tokyo Vice, amongst a speedily rising record of others.

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