Julia Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Julia Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Read on to find out whether Julia Season 2 is happening or not.

This documentary drama series is interesting and offers something unique that viewers should definitely appreciate, and those who watched Julia Season 1 may agree since the critical acclaim and audience reception speak for themselves. The series depicts the life of an American food movement leader who deserves to be honored and remembered.

Julia Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Season 1’s immense success originates from its ability to both excite audiences with Child’s accomplishments while also revealing the real, sensitive lady she is beneath. So, if you enjoyed Julia Season 1, then we have some exciting news for you. The show has been officially renewed for a second season by HBO Max. 

Julia Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Take a look at the official announcement shared by HBO Max’s official Twitter handle, the post states, “Heard you’re hungry for more. Julia is coming back for Season 2!”

Some of the show’s cast members have also shared the renewal news with their followers on their social media platforms, Fran Kranz who portrays Russell Morash stated, “Never a doubt in my mind when working alongside such incredible people. Thank you, HBO Max.” 

Show creator, Daniel Goldfarb also confirmed the news by sharing the announcement on his Twitter handle where he quoted, “To Season Two! Could not be more excited or feel more grateful.”

Julia Season 2 Release Date

All we have for now is a renewal announcement, no official release dates are confirmed yet. As it will be way too early to announce such details because the last episode of Julia Season 1 aired recently on May 5, 2022. The announcement alone is surprising because it is observed before that HBO usually takes 2-3 months to release such updates about potential renewal for a series. 

Julia Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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So, it is a good sign for the fans as it seems development for Julia Season 2 was planned all along. Moreover, it’s probably reasonable to assume that the series be returning to screens in late 2022 or early 2023. As the previous season was released around the same time. We would like to highlight that for the time being this is just a prediction that may vary once the official dates are announced by HBO. So, we suggest fans patiently wait for more information which will be released in the near future. 

Julia Season 2 Plot

Despite the announcement of renewal not much is shared about the potential plotline of the next season but some insight has been provided by Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, where she stated,  “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.” 

She also added that, “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.”

Julia Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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According to a Deadline report, Daniel Goldfarb, the show creator, and Chris Keyser, the executive producer stated, “Julia Child tends to make people happy,” 

They further stated, “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. 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.”

Julia Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Julia Season 2 Episodes

An official number of episodes has not been confirmed by the network as of May 8, 2022. But if we have to predict then we can anticipate Julia Season 2 is likely to follow in the same footsteps of its prior season and might have the same amount of episodes in order to be consistent with the storyline and pattern. Seasons 1 includes 8 episodes that have a total runtime ranging from 43 to 49 minutes.

Julia Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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We’d like to highlight that Julia Season 2 has only recently been renewed, thus guessing the exact number of episodes at this point in time is purely speculative given the network has not officially verified these facts. So, we recommend viewers patiently wait for some time as these updates will be released once the production concludes in the scheduled time period. 

Which cast member will return for Julia Season 2? 

As of now, no official information about the cast has been released. But the original and several recurring cast members of the series’ prior season are expected to reprise their roles. We have stated some prominent cast members of the series are expected to return for the upcoming season. 

The main cast includes: 

  • Sarah Lancashire as Julia Child
  • David Hyde Pierce as Paul Child
  • Bebe Neuwirth as Avis DeVoto
  • Fran Kranz as Russell Morash
  • Fiona Glascott as Judith Jones
  • Brittany Bradford as Alice Naman

The recurring cast includes: 

  • Jefferson Mays as P. Albert Duhamel
  • Robert Joy as Hunter Fox
  • Judith Light as Blanche Knopf
  • Adriane Lenox as Virginia Naman
  • Tosin Morohunfolo as Isaac

We would like to clarify that if the series does include new faces or perhaps more cast members in the upcoming season, these details will be revealed after production completes and the network officially shares the information on social media platforms.

Julia Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Is there any trailer for Julia Season 2? 

No, because the show was only recently renewed, and Julia Season 2 production has yet to begin. As a result, there is no teaser or trailer provided for fans to catch glimpses of the series’ next chapter and conjecture on potential main storylines.

Until then check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes video released on HBO Max’s official youtube channel where David Hyde Pierce discusses the work that went into crafting a true version of the popular on-screen chef and transforming  Sarah Lancashire into Julia Child. 

Sarah Lancashire's Julia Child Transformation | Julia | HBO Max

Where to watch Julia Season 2? 

Julia Season 2 will be accessible exclusively on HBO Max when it debuts, with the previous season already available on the digital streaming service with a number of subscription plans to pick from based on the user’s requirements if the viewers wish to binge-watch Season 1 of Julia and other tv series from HBO Max’s vast catalog. 

Julia Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Julia Official Synopsis 

The official synopsis by HBO Max states, “Inspired by Julia Child’s amazing life and her long-running television series “The French Chef,” which established the contemporary cookery program. The series addresses a critical period in American history through Julia’s life and her singular joie de vivre, the advent of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity, and America’s cultural progress. The series is, at its core, a portrayal of a happy marriage with an evolving power dynamic.”

Julia Season 1 Official Trailer

Julia | Official Trailer | Max