Max won’t proceed with a third season of its Julia Child-centric comedy-drama series “Julia” starring “Happy Valley” actress Sarah Lancashire.
Chris Keyser served as showrunner on the series created by Daniel Goldfarb, who wrote the pilot. The axe has been swung on the show just a few weeks after the second season finale aired on December 21st.
The series is inspired by Child’s life and her long-running television series “The French Chef” which pioneered the popular cooking-show genre.
It explores an evolving time in American history: the emergence of public television, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural growth. It also looks at the evolving and complicated power dynamic with a loving marriage. A rep for Max says in a statement:
“We are so honored to have partnered with Chris Keyser, Daniel Goldfarb and their masterful creative team and dynamic cast, led by Sarah Lancashire, as they cooked up Julia. Thanks to their beautiful work over two seasons of this heartful, sensual, and inspiring show, we can forever celebrate the incredible legacy of Julia Child.”
David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Fiona Glascott and Robert Joy whilst Judith Light, Isabella Rossellini and James Cromwell recurred.
The cancellation follows in the wake of another high-profile cancellation at Max this week, the pirate comedy “Our Flag Means Death” which was also ended after two seasons.
Source: TV Line