Based on the writings of gay San Francisco author Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City follows the lives of a group of friends who live in the same San Francisco apartment complex, as well as the eccentric other San Franciscans that move in and out of their lives. The series gained a massive following thanks to its diverse portrayal of straight and queer characters and became a much praised–and controversial–PBS miniseries back in 1993. Two sequels followed on Showtime. Now, Netflix has picked up the torch, reuniting original cast members Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Barbara Garrick to catch up with their characters more than 20 years on.
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Naturally, plot points remain a closely-guarded secret, though Netflix has announced that the new cast will include Ellen Page, Charlie Barnett, Murray Bartlet, Daniela Vega and Molly Ringwald. We also know that much of the plot will involve a reunion between MaryAnn (played again by Linney), her ex-husband Brian (Gross) and their daughter Shawna (Page) along with Maupin’s usual tapestry of San Francisco residents.
Tales of the City airs on Netflix later this summer. Have a look at the new teaser images…
Tales of the City will arrive on Netflix sometime this summer.