Netflix’s highly anticipated revival of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City has released its first official teaser trailer.
Based on the serial novels by Maupin, Tales of the City chronicles the lives of a group of friends living at 28 Barbary Lane in San Francisco.
“When I first got off the bus years ago,” says Laura Linney’s character at the beginning of the trailer, “I had the strangest feeling that I’d come home.”
Before HBO’s Looking or Showtime’s Queer As Folk, Tales of the City developed a huge following due to the acclaimed PBS miniseries in 1993 that followed the lives of gay and straight friends in ‘the city by the bay’ who become chosen family.
That success spawned two sequels (More Tales of the City in 1998, Further Tales of the City in 2001) produced by Showtime.
More than 20 years later, original cast members Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are back, and they are joined by new cast members including Ellen Page, Murray Bartlet, Charlie Barnett, Daniela Vega and Molly Ringwald.
In the 10-episode series, Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) returns to San Francisco after 20 years and is reunited with her ex-hubby Brian (Paul Gross) and daughter Shawna (Ellen Page).
Despite a “picture-perfect” life in Connecticut, a mid-life crisis sends Mary Ann back into the world of Anna Madrigal (Dukakis) and Maupin’s signature slate of eccentric San Francisco characters.
Look for RuPaul’s Drag Race alum, Bob the Drag Queen, in the mix along with more of the rich tapestry of community that is San Francisco.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this brand-new incarnation of Tales,” said Maupin in a statement. “It’s set in present-day San Francisco with all the joys and complications that might suggest for the residents of 28 Barbary Lane. Mrs. Madrigal’s tenants, both old and new, will be entangled in delicious new adventures and ever-expanding possibilities for love.”
Tales of the City is scheduled to have its world premiere at the San Francisco Film Festival this Friday, April 10.
The rest of the world will have to wait until the June 7 debut on Netflix.
Check out the new teaser trailer below.