Netflix has ordered a 10-episode season of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City,” according to Deadline.
The miniseries, which debuted in 1993, followed Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) as she left the Midwest for San Francisco where she encountered issues such as gender identity, homosexuality and HIV/AIDS while living at 28 Barbary Lane.
Linney will reprise her role as Mary Anne, Olympia Dukakis will return as Anna Madrigal, Mary Anne’s old 28 Barbary Lane landlady, and Barbara Garrick is back as lesbian socialite DeDe Halcyon Day. New cast additions include Ellen Page as Shawna, Mary Anne’s adult daughter.
“Orange is the New Black” writer Lauren Morelli will serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer along with Alan Poul, producer of the miniseries, Linney and Maupin.
“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,” Maupin said in a statement released to Deadline. “Mrs. Madrigal’s tenants, both old and new, will be entangled in delicious new adventures and ever-expanding possibilities for love.”
The revival premieres in 2019.