"This is Julia Child, Bon Apetit!" HBO officially announced its arrival date for its upcoming eight-part series, Julia, about the legendary trailblazer chef extraordinaire, Julia Child, so let's take a closer look! Created by Daniel Goldfarb, the series will star Sarah Lancashire playing Child herself, alongside David Hyde Pierce playing her husband, Paul Child, and Rob Levesque. Most famous for her Boeuf Bourguignon, Child was a "cultural force" in the kitchen and out, inspiring people everywhere with her talent and shining personality.
The series will follow the story of Child, an American chef who was responsible for bringing French Cuisine to your parents' (or grandparents') televisions back in the '60s- way before anyone else was doing it. Child was known for her charismatic, quirky, and humble love for cooking, as well as her killer taste and skills in the kitchen. Her television series, The French Chef, ran for eight seasons and completely changed the way people viewed getting in the kitchen.
This is not the first time the superstar chef has had Hollywood adapt her iconic story for the big screen. In 2009, Meryl Streep undertook the role of Julia Child in Julie & Julia, giving audiences everywhere a deeper look into her influence as a woman in the culinary industry. The Nora Ephron film follows the story of blogger Julie Powell played by Amy Adams, whose goal is to cook all of Child's 524 recipes from her first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1, in 365 days and, of course, blog about them. The film was nominated for various awards, including the Oscar for Streep's role as Child, for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook published in 1961 and 1970 for American audiences everywhere to learn further about the deliciousness and art behind French Cuisine.
We couldn't be more excited to have the heart-felt Julia Child back on our TV screens soon - and maybe we'll learn a thing or two about mastering the art of French cooking. On that note, make sure to catch the premiere of Julia on March 31st, and stay tuned for any following updates!