First trailer for new Julia Child HBO Max series is here

Julia. Photograph by Seacia Pavao
Julia. Photograph by Seacia Pavao /

There are few names in the world of food as iconic or legendary as Julia Child. No one can come close to holding a candle to her in terms of influence or how she changed everything about being a chef in this country.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking is still to this day one of the definitive cookbooks that every wannabe chef or home cook should own, 60 years after it was published. Without The French Chef, the public television series she starred in, there would likely be no Food Network or Hell’s Kitchen.

So it isn’t an exaggeration to say that Julia Child is one of the single most important figures in foodie culture. And if you don’t think so, you’re wrong.

Yet for some reason, there hasn’t been a real biopic about Child’s life and how she became the legendary cooking icon everyone knows and loves. There was the 2009 film Julie and Julia, but Child wasn’t the real focus of that movie.

The new Julia Child series Julia arrives on HBO Max March 31.

Now HBO Max is looking to correct that incredible oversight with Julia, a new comedy series debuting on the streaming platform on March 31. And the first trailer for the series has finally arrived.

Julia will focus on the aftermath of the bombshell publication of Mastering the Art French Cooking and the creation of The French Chef. Equel parts comedy and drama, the series will pull back the curtain on the sexism and pushback Child received on the way to creating what became one of PBS’s most recognizable series.

Between this HBO Max series and the arrival of the new Food Network series The Julia Child Challenge, it would seem a larger segment of foodie culture is finally starting to appreciate just how important Child was, and still is.

The first three episodes of Julia arrive on the streamer on March 31 with new episodes premiering weekly through May 5. It stars Sarah Lancashire as Child with David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, and Fiona Glascott.

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