‘Julia,’ series on famous chef, films in Adams Village

The scene outside the Butcher Shop Market in Adams Corner on Tuesday morning. Ed Forry photo

The HBO Max series on famous chef Julia Child returned to Dorchester this week.

Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop in Adams Village said it’s closed Monday, Aug. 16 through Thursday, August 19 due to filming inside.

Within that same timeframe, the series is also filming in Fields Corner, on Adams Street, Lincoln Street, Park Street, Greenwood Park and Gibson Street.

The series, named “Julia,” was in Dorchester in July, filming inside the Hall Space gallery at 950 Dorchester Ave. in Savin Hill.

English actress Sarah Lancashire is playing Child, while David Hyde-Pierce plays her husband Paul.

The Cambridge-based series is focusing on her time as the host of the TV program, “The French Chef,” a cooking show produced by public broadcasting giant WGBH.

Child had other Massachusetts connections: She graduated from Northampton’s Smith College in 1934. She later joined the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the CIA, and after World War II she graduated from the Cordon Bleu school in Paris. She died in California in 2004.
The HBO series runs eight episodes, according to Hollywood trade publication Deadline. 

The show has also filmed in Wellesley, Lynn, and of course, Cambridge.

“Julia” is the latest production to be filmed in Massachusetts. The “Black Panther” sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” is filming at MIT this week after a stint in Worcester, while Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” fame has been filming “Confess, Fletch” in Boston’s South End and the South Shore. The movie, featuring the same character played by Chevy Chase in the 1980s movie and based on the book series by the late Boston Globe reporter Gregory Mcdonald, is about a journalist investigating a murder. — REPORTER STAFF

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