Julia S2 Not Yet on FTA Menu

Sky can’t confirm when season two of Julia will screen on its free-to-air channel Sky Open (previously Prime).

The acclaimed dramatisation of chef Julia Child’s life stars Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce and Bebe Neuwirth.

The first season went to air immediately on Prime but S2 is being preserved for Sky’s second-tier entertainment channel, Vibe.

It will screen 9.30 Thursdays, after All Creatures Great and Small, from December 7.

A spokesperson says S2 is not currently scheduled for Sky Open but will be “most likely sometime in the future”.

S1 was one of the most entertaining newcomers of 2022 and FTA fans will be disappointed Sky is taking so long to dish up S2 on Sky Open.

Neon subscribers have been able to stream it since November 17.

Said Decider of S2: “Julia continues to tell the story of Julia Child’s rise to pop culture ubiquity in a way that’s funny and warm, with an ensemble of well-written characters whose stories we also want to follow.”

Telly Visions thought S2 “overindulges a bit, but we still love it” while The AV Club observed it is “still a warm, delectable dish—we just wish it saved more room for Julia Child herself”.

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4 Responses to “Julia S2 Not Yet on FTA Menu”

  1. Will be interesting to see if this becomes a new strategy. Play S1 of a series on ad-funded TV, subsequent series become pay to watch.

  2. Sky Sport prices going up from Feb 24. And Neon prices following the crowd plus introducing advertising (pre roll and pause).

  3. Thanks, Mike. It’s frustrating that Sky doesn’t inform media directly of developments like these — it just relies on staggered email releases to its customers to get the message out. I’m still waiting for mine …

  4. Fair enough but it’s bannered on the Sky website. Here’s the link https://help.sky.co.nz/s/article/Sky-Sport-Price-Change. And the list of sports always makes TVNZ+ look paltry https://help.sky.co.nz/s/article/Coming-up-on-Sky-Sport

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