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Netflix ready to go back to Barbary Lane with Armistead Maupin’s ‘Tales of the City’ revival set for 2019

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode revival of the Armistead Maupin series Tales of the City, which will begin production this fall for a 2019 premiere.

Many from the original cast of the PBS miniseries are set to return, including Laura Linney (Mary Ann), Olympia Dukakis (Mrs. Madrigal) and Barbara Garrick (DeDe Halcyon). Ellen Page has joined the cast, playing Shawna, Mary Ann’s daughter.

This will the fourth version of Tales of the City to air on the small screen. The first three books in the series all have been adapted into television miniseries starring Dukakis and Linney. The first aired in 1993 on PBS in the U.S. and was nominated for two Emmys and two BAFTAs. The last two (‘More Tales‘ and ‘Further Tales‘) aired on Showtime in 1998 and 2001 and received six Emmy nominations and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Dukakis.

The new series takes place 20+ after the original, with Mary Ann returning to San Francisco where she is reunited with her daughter and takes comfort with her chosen family at 28 Barbary Lane.

Lauren Morelli (Orange is The New Black) will serve as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Armistead Maupin will executive produce with Laura Linney and Alan Poul returns to direct and executive produce.

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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