Working Title Television and NBCUniversal International Studios are making a new adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City books for Netflix.
The 10-part Netflix original limited series is expected to start production later this year and debut in 2019.
Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis will reprise their roles as Mary Ann Singleton and Anna Madrigal which they played in a previous mini series based on the books
Lauren Morelli will be showrunner/executive producer and writer. Armistead Maupin will executive produce; Alan Poul returns to direct and executive produce. Laura Linney also executive produces.
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City is a Working Title Television and NBCUniversal International studios production for Netflix. Working Title’s Andrew Stearn, Liza Chasin, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner also executive produce. Michael Cunningham will serve as a consulting producer.
"I couldn’t be more excited about this new 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 Maupin. “Mrs. Madrigal’s tenants, both old and new, will be entangled in delicious new adventures and ever-expanding possibilities for love."
“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. For many, Tales was the first time they saw themselves on screen,” said writer and showrunner Lauren Morelli. “I am humbled to now find my own home within Tales and to continue telling Armistead’s stories.”
Poul added, "For me, the opportunity to come back to a series I started work on 25 years ago is the homecoming of a lifetime. There’s never been a better moment to reignite Armistead’s timeless take on family and community, and I’m thrilled to be collaborating with such a brilliant mix of old friends and new."
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