BOSTON (WHDH) - A new TV series about Julia Child is filming in Boston.

Crews were filming outside the Union Oyster House for “Julia,” an HBO Max series about the famous chef’s time in the Boston area during the 1950s and 60s.

When the popular restaurant opened in 1826, there was no electricity, nevermind TV cameras.

Now, the oldest continuously operating restaurant in America will be featured in a new production centered on the famous chef’s life.

Owner Joe Milano closed the restaurant for the day so the crew of about 100 could shoot a few scenes of the series which airs on HBO Max.

Old cars and extras in vintage suits were brought in to visually turn the clock back to the fifties and sixties when Child would have stopped in for a bite.

“It was one of Julia’s favorite restaurants,” Milano said. “She loved oysters, seafood, she was kinda the Renaissance lady. We struck a deal and today was the day.”

He said the actors went through about 30 lobsters when all was said and done.

Sarah Lancashire will play Julia Child and David Hyde Pierce will play her husband Paul.

Milano put Child’s and Lancashire’s names on a plaque of famous diners.


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