‘Tales of the City’: Netflix Unveils Trailer & Premiere Date For Limited Series Based On Armistead Maupin Books

Posted by on April 18, 2019

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Netflix’s sequel to the 1993 television miniseries Tales of the City finally has a release date.

The streaming platform announced Tuesday, in releasing the first teaser trailer, that Barbary Lane will make its return to our TVs just in time for Pride month on June 7.

Inspired by the books of the same name from Armistead Maupin, this original limited series starts a new chapter in the beloved story when Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family, and a new generation of young queer residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.

Recurring queer characters will include Jen Richards (Mrs. Fletcher, Her Story) playing a young Anna Madrigal; Daniela Vega (A Fantastic Woman) as Ysela, a trans woman who plays a pivotal role in Anna's life; Caldwell Tidicue aka Bob the Drag Queen as Ida Best the manager of a burlesque club where Shawna and Margot work; Matthew Risch (LookingModern Family) as Mouse's ex-boyfriend Harrison; Dickie Hearts (Grace & Frankie) playing Mateo, DeDe's housekeeper; Benjamin Thys (The Meyerowitz Stories) and Samantha Soule (Godless) as a queer polyamorous married couple; and Juan Castano (The OA) as Flaco Ramirez, one of Ben's co-workers.

Orange is the New Black’s Lauren Morelli serves as showrunner and executive producer.

Morelli, along with executive producer Alan Poul, lead a team centering LGBTQ+ perspectives in front of and behind the camera. Their entirely queer writer’s room included Andy Parker, Patricia Resnick, Marcus Gardley, Jen Silverman, Hansol Jung, and Thomas Page McBee. LGBTQ+ directors Silas Howard, Sydney Freeland, Stacie Passon, and Kyle Alvarez help bring the world to life. And trans talent include nonbinary actor Garcia, actress Jen Richards of Her Story fame, and Daniela Vega, the lead of the Oscar-winning Chilean film A Fantastic Woman, as well as Thomas Page McBee, Howard, and Freeland. Bob the Drag Queen, Zosia Mamet, and Molly Ringwald also star.

Watch the Trailer: www.deadline.com