David Hyde Pierce is determined to star opposite Sarah Lancashire in Julia, HBO Max’s drama pilot regarding the smartly-known chef, trailblazing cookbook author and TV persona, from Chris Keyser and Lionsgate Tv. Pierce is joining the project in a recasting. He replaces Tom Hollander, who before the full thing had been tapped for the role of Paul Child, Julia’s loving and devoted husband, however has exited the project.
Julia before the full thing modified into solid before the full thing of the yr and modified into about to trek into production when the coronavirus pandemic shut down filming in mid-March. Per sources, the scheduling alternate as well to COVID recede-related circumstances led to Hollander’s resolution to pull out. The English actor depends within the UK, while Julia will film within the U.S., doubtless in Boston. The pilot doesn’t receive a production originate date yet. Whereas Hollander has opted now to no longer recede to the U.S. for Julia, Lancashire, who also is British, will waft in for the pilot shoot.
Written by Daniel Goldfarb and directed by Charles McDougall, Julia is inspired by Julia Child’s unheard of lifestyles and her demonstrate The French Chef, which truly invented food television. Thru Julia (Lancashire) and her singular can-possess spirit, it explores an evolving time in American history – the emergence of a recent social establishment known as public television, feminism and the girls’s scamper, the persona of celeb and The USA’s cultural verbalize. At its heart, the demonstrate is a portrait of a marriage with an evolving and complex energy dynamic.
Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Bebe Neuwirth co-star within the pilot, with Isabella Rossellini and Jefferson Mays guest starring.
Keyser serves as showrunner and govt produces with Goldfarb, McDougall and 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff and Kimberly Carver. Todd Schulkin serves as consulting producer on behalf of the Julia Child Foundation.
Pierce, who had been rumored for the role within the pilot closing tumble, is an Emmy and Tony winner easiest known for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier. He’s repped by WME and attorney Philip Klein.