Party of Five co-creator Chris Keyser is nearing a deal with HBO Max for a scripted drama series pilot based on the life of Julia Child, with Cusack closing in on a deal to play the iconic TV chef and cookbook author, according to The Hollywood Reporter. David Hyde Pierce is also in talks to star in the series. Keyser would executive produce while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel producer David Goldfarb would write the series. The potential Julia Child drama is expected to chronicle her career from 1962, when a TV appearance led to her getting her own TV cooking show The French Chef in 1963, to 1976. Child was famously played by Meryl Streep in the 2009 film Julie & Julia.