HBO Max has renewed the comedy series Julia for a second season.
Julia is inspired by Julia Child‘s life and her long-running television show The French Chef, which helped to establish the modern culinary show.
Season 1—which concludes on May 5—starred Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz and Fiona Glascott. Guest stars included Isabella Rossellini, Judith Light, Robert Joy, Erin Neufer, Jefferson Mays, James Cromwell and Adriane Lenox.
“Julia Child tends to make people happy. 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,” said executive producers Chris Keyser and Daniel Goldfarb in a statement.
“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,” they continued.
“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,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at 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.”