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‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ Teaser: Mary Ann Singleton Returns to San Francisco (Video)

Streaming service sets June debut date for Armistead Maupin book adaptation

Last Updated: April 9, 2019 @ 3:39 PM

Netflix released the first teaser on Tuesday for its upcoming “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City,” a follow-up to the ’90s TV miniseries starring Laura Linney and based on Maupin’s novel series of the same name.

“Tales of the City” follows the adventures of Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young woman from Ohio who impulsively decided to stay in San Francisco after visiting for a vacation, and her developing friendships and relationships among the city’s colorful, eccentric denizens. The first novel was adapted as a 1993 miniseries, followed by a series based on the second book in 1998, and a series based on the third in 2001.

The productions starred Linney as Mary Ann, with Olympia Dukakis as Anna Madrigal and Barbara Garrickwill as DeDe Halcyon Day.

Linney, Dukakis and Garrickwill all return for the Netflix production and are also joined by Ellen Page as Mary Ann’s daughter, Paul Gross as Brian Hawkins — reprising the role he originated in the 1993 miniseries — Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia, and May Hong.

Per Netflix’s description: Mary Ann (Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career.  Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.

The series is produced for Netflix by Working Title Television and NBCUniversal International studios. Lauren Morelli serves as Showrunner and executive producer, alongside Alan Poul who directs, and executive produces with Maupin and Linney. Working Title’s Andrew Stearn, Liza Chasin, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner also executive produce.

“Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” debuts June 7 on Netflix.

Watch the teaser above.