While MAX, formerly HBO Max, canceled quite a few shows last year, “Minx” being one of them, being picked up after the fact by Starz, other dramas with maybe not as much buzz but still a substantial audience keep on going unfettered. One of them is the MAX series “Julia,” starring Sarah Lancashire as famous TV chef and cooking personality Julia Childs. Sony Pictures Classics already had great success with the 2021 doc, “Julia,” so it definitely seems this icon and TV trailblazer is still of great interest to the general public.
The eight-episode second season of the Max Original series “Julia” debuts with three episodes on Thursday, November 16, followed by one episode weekly through December 21, and a new trailer for the series has just been released.
Returning series regulars for season two include Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce—who incidentally seems more interested in this than the “Frasier” reboot— Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Fiona Glascott, and Robert Joy.
Here’s the season two synopsis:
With her trailblazing cooking show up and running on the air, Julia grapples with her rising celebrity and what that means for her, her colleagues, and her show. In season two, Julia and her devoted husband Paul return from Simca’s home in France to find that her success has changed everything. Through her singular joie de vivre, she and her team must navigate WGBH, the White House, and a threat from their past while continuing to spearhead female-driven public television and confront social issues still prevalent today.
“Julia” is produced by Lionsgate and 3 Arts Entertainment. Chris Keyser serves as showrunner, as well as executive producer alongside creator Daniel Goldfarb. Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts Entertainment, Kimberly Carver, Charles McDougall, Donna Bloom, and Erica Lipez also executive produce. Todd Schulkin is a consulting producer on behalf of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.
Watch the trailer below and tune in for the second season on Max, November 16.