Netflix Developing Armistead Maupin's 'Tales Of The City' Revival
Are you ready for a Tales of the City revival?
Armistead Maupin’s popular series of novels is considered a cultural touchstone for the LGBT community.
Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) has penned the first script for what is envisioned as a 10-part installment, although the project does not yet have a series order from Netflix. Maupin would return as an executive producer, and Alan Poul is on board to direct. Netflix declined to comment.
Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are attached and set to return to the series.
The original six-part “Tales” miniseries aired on PBS in January 1994. Showtime ran the subsequent miniseries, 1998’s “More Tales of the City” and 2001’s “Further Tales of the City.”
According to Variety:
“Tales” focuses on the residents of a boarding house at 28 Barbary Lane run by Anna Madrigal, played by Dukakis. The Netflix series would be set in the present day, focusing on Linney’s Mary Ann Singleton character as she returns to San Francisco and the boarding house after 25 years away.
Looking forward to this potential revival of Tales of the City? Should Netflix give it the green light?