'JULIA' HBO MAX SERIES
FINDS JULIA CHILD & HER CREW
|Sarah Lancashire will take the lead role|
A few months ago your trusted spy informed you that Joan Cusack will play legendary TV cook Julia Child in a pilot for a series which would air at HBO Max, but now they've opted for another actress and added a whole cast as well. Sarah Lancashire will now play JULIA with Tom Hollander and Isabella Rossellini also in the cast.
The Story Of Julia is inspired by Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her show The French Chef, which essentially invented food television. Through Julia and her singular can-do spirit, it explores an evolving time in American history – the emergence of a new social institution called public television, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity, and America’s cultural growth. At its heart, the show is a portrait of a marriage with an evolving and complicated power dynamic.
Who Else Is In The Cast?
Beside Last Tango in Halifax's star Sarah Lancashire as Julia herself, Tom Hollander will play Paul Child, Julia’s loving and devoted husband. Brittany Bradford will play Alice, associate producer of the show I’ve Been
|Tom Hollander and Fran Kranz will star as her husband and her producer|
Reading who champions Julia after her appearance. Fran Kranz will play Russ, producer on the show I’ve Been Reading who begrudgingly joins Julia’s cooking show. Fiona Glascott will play Judith, the visionary editor with a knack for pulling manuscripts out of the reject pile and turning them into
|Fiona Glascott and Bebe Neuwirth will also star in the new series|
bestsellers. Bebe Neuwirth will play Avis, Julia’s biggest champion, confidant and best friend. Isabella Rossellini will guest star as Simca, Julia’s co-author. Jefferson Mays will guest star as Albert, the host of WGBH’s I’ve Been Reading. Party of Fives' Chris Keyser will be the show runner.