Julia season 2: next episode, trailer, cast and everything we know about the Sarah Lancashire series

 Sarah Lancashire in Julia.
Sarah Lancashire in Julia.

It's time to head back into the kitchen with Julia Child, as the Max original series Julia returns with Julia season 2. The drama series chronicles Child's rise to fame as the host of the famous cooking show, The French Chef, from the 1960s.

Julia was created by Daniel Goldfarb, who has previously written for the TV shows Rogue and Tyrant, as well as being a producer on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Julia season 1 of the show premiered in spring 2022, meaning fans have been waiting just about a year and a half for season 2 to arrive.

So, without further ado, here is everything that you need to know about Julia season 2.

When is the next Julia season 2 episode?

Thursday, November 30, brings a new episode Julia season 2 to Max.

At this time, there is no info on when Julia season 2 is going to premiere in the UK, though it is expected to air once again on Sky Atlantic and stream on NOW.

Julia season 2 cast

Starring in the series as Julia Child is Sarah Lancashire. She is a two-time BAFTA-winning actress, once for Best Supporting Actress in the series Last Tango in Halifax and once for Best Leading Actress in the hit crime series Happy Valley. She also received a BAFTA nomination for her work in Julia. Viewers may also recognize her from the movies Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Yesterday.

Just about every other series regular from Julia season 1 is returning for the new season, including:

  • David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) as Paul Child

  • Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers) as Avis DeVoto

  • Brittany Bradford (Fire Country) as Alice Naman

  • Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Russh Morash

  • Fiona Glascott (Episodes) as Judith Jones

  • Robert Joy (Don't Look Up) as Hunter Fox

Julia season 2 plot

Here is the plot for Julia season 2:

"With her trailblazing cooking show up and running on the air, Julia grapples with her rising celebrity and what that means for her, her colleagues and her show. In season two, Julia and her devoted husband Paul return from Simca's home in France to find that her success has changed everything. Through her singular joie de vivre, she and her team must navigate WGBH, the White House and a threat from their past, while continuing to spearhead female-driven public television and confront social issues still prevalent today."

Julia season 2 episodes

Here are the official synopses for Julia season 2 episodes:

Julia season 2 episode 1, "Loup en Croute"
"In France, Julia butts head with Simca while working on volume two of their cookbook. In Boston, Alice faces pressure to find the network's next hit."

Julia season 2 episode 2, "Fried Chicken"
"After failing to see eye-to-eye with Simca, Julia proposes a culinary showdown. Meanwhile, Alice and Avis face new romantic possibilities"

Julia season 2 episode 3, "Pressed Duck"
"Left to her own devices in Paris, Avis bonds with a prominent existentialist, while Julia turns to her friends at Le Cordon Bleu for help with an impossible recipe. As WGBH experiences a shake-up, Alice goes through a trial of her own."

Julia season 2 episode 4, "Chocolate Mousse"
"After returning to Boston, Julia finds herself at odd with her new director, and Avis' new beau. Later, a run-in with an old colleague finds Julia fielding questions from the FBI."

Julia season 2 episode 5, "Buche de Noel"
"While preparing for an interview with Life magazine, Julia is thrown by a surprise visit from Paul's domineering twin brother, Charles."

Julia season 2 trailer

Get ready for another culinary treat with Julia season 2 by watching the official trailer directly below:

How to watch Julia

Julia is a Max original series, meaning that it is exclusively available in the US to those with a Max streaming subscription. If you don't have one, you can sign up for it as a standalone service (with ad-supported and ad-free tiers available) or make it an add-on channel on select services, including Prime Video, YouTube TV and Hulu.

In the UK, the show airs on Sky Atlantic, which requires a Sky TV subscription to watch. Another option is signing up for the NOW streaming service.