Netflix have confirmed a brand new revival of Tales Of The City.
The LGBTQ-themed TV series, which was based on the series of nine classic novels by Armistead Maupin, followed Midwest girl Mary Ann Singleton as she moved to San Francisco and discovered a world of drugs, disco and homosexuality.
When it debuted in 1993, it was widely regarded as one of the first TV shows to fairly represent LGBTQ characters, as it tackled several important issues like coming out, HIV/AIDS, and gender identity.
Netflix’s revival of the series, which is expected to debut in 2019, will follow Mary Ann Singleton as she returns home to San Francisco, where she’s reunited with her daughter and ex-husband Brian 20 years after leaving them for her career.
Emmy-winning actress Laura Linney and Golden Globe-winner Olympia Dukakis will return to reprise their roles as Mary Ann and Anna Madrigal respectively, while Ellen Page will join the cast as Shawna, Mary Ann’s daughter.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this brand-new incarnation of Tales. It’s set in present-day San Francisco with all the joys and complications that might suggest for the residents of 28 Barbary Lane,” said author Armistead.
“Mrs. Madrigal’s tenants, both old and new, will be entangled in delicious new adventures and ever-expanding possibilities for love.”
Lauren Morelli, co-executive producer and writer for smash hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, will serve as showrunner, executive producer, and writer on the Tales Of The City revival.
“The magical, vivid world that Armistead Maupin built in Tales of the City is one that offered so many – particularly the LGBTQ community – a home for the first time,” she said.
“For many, Tales was the first time they saw themselves on screen. I am humbled to now find my own home within Tales and to continue telling Armistead’s stories.”
Check out a teaser of the new script below.