Episodes: 10 (hour).
TV show dates: June 7, 2019.
Series status: Ended.
Performers include: Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Barbara Garrick, Paul Gross, Ellen Page, Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia, May Hong, Jen Richards, Daniela Vega , Michelle Buteau, Ashley Park, Christopher Larkin, Caldwell Tidicue, Matthew Risch, Michael Park, Dickie Hearts, Benjamin Thys, Samantha Soule, and Juan Castano.
TV show description:
From executive producer Lauren Morelli, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City TV show is a Netflix revival of previous mini-series based on Maupin’s book series. The 1993 original mini-series ran on UK Channel 4 and on PBS. In 1998, Channel 4 and Showtime produced the sequel More Tales of the City. In 2001, Showtime also produced Further Tales of the City (sans Channel 4).
Dukakis, Linney, Garrick, and Gross reprise their roles from the original series, which unfolds in the mid-1970s centers on the lives of LGBT characters living in San Francisco. It follows midwesterner Mary Ann Singleton (Linney), who decides to remain in the city, after vacationing there, as well as Anna Madrigal (Dukakis), a trans woman who is the landlady at 28 Barbary Lane. In Further Tales of the City, Mary Ann marries former playboy Brian Hawkins (Gross).
In this Netflix revival, Mary Ann returns to San Francisco, 20 years after leaving Brian and daughter Shawna (Page). This time, she is on the run from her too-perfect life in Connecticut. It is not long before Anna is back in her life, along with the rest of Mary Ann’s chosen family. Can you go home again? Stay tuned.
Episode #10 — Three of Cups
The conflict at Barbary Lane comes to a head. Jake and Margot clear the air. A night of celebration leads to an unexpected discovery in the morning.
First aired: June 7, 2019.
What do you think? Do you like Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City TV series? Should this Netflix show be renewed for a second season?