Tales of the City (2019 miniseries)

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Armistead Maupin's
Tales of the City
Tales of the City (2019 miniseries).png
GenreDrama miniseries
Based onTales of the City
by Armistead Maupin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)
  • Working Title Television
  • NBCUniversal International
Original networkNetflix
Preceded byFurther Tales of the City

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City is an upcoming American drama web television miniseries set to premiere on June 7, 2019, on Netflix.


Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City follows "Mary Ann, who returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna and ex-husband Brian, twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann returns home to her chosen family and will quickly be drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane."[1]

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On June 28, 2017, it was announced that Netflix was developing a revival of the Tales of the City series of miniseries based on the book series by Armistead Maupin.[2]

On April 23, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order consisting of ten episodes. The series is set to be written by Lauren Morelli, who will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Other executive producers will include Maupin, Alan Poul, Laura Linney, Andrew Stearn, Liza Chasin, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. Michael Cunningham will serve as a consulting producer and Poul is also expected to direct. Production companies involved with the series include Working Title Television and NBCUniversal International.[1][3][4][5]

On April 9, 2019, it was announced that the series is to be released on June 7, 2019.[6]


Alongside the initial series development announcement, it was reported that Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis would reprise their roles as Mary Ann Singleton and Anna Madrigal, respectively.[2] Concurrent with the news of the series order, it was confirmed that Linney, Dukakis, and Barbara Garrick would be reprising their roles, and that Ellen Page would be joining the main cast of the production in a new role.[1]

In October 2018, it was announced that Paul Gross would reprise his role of Brian Hawkins and that Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia, and May Hong had also joined the main cast. Additionally, it was further announced that Jen Richards, Daniela Vega, Michelle Buteau, Ashley Park, Christopher Larkin, Caldwell Tidicue, Matthew Risch, Michael Park, Dickie Hearts, Benjamin Thys, Samantha Soule, Juan Castano, Zosia Mamet, and Victor Garber had been cast in recurring roles.[7][8][9] Molly Ringwald later joined the cast in a recurring capacity.[10]


Principal photography for the series began by July 2018 in New York City. Filming of interior scenes of the series were shot in New York while exterior scenes were set to be filmed in San Francisco, California.[11] On October 5, 2018, the production was shooting in the Nodine Hill section of Yonkers, New York.[12] On October 24, 2018, filming took place at Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco.[13] By January 2019, filming for the series had reportedly concluded.[14]


  1. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (April 24, 2018). "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City Revival Gets Series Order At Netflix; Ellen Page Joins Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Petski, Denise (June 28, 2017). "Netflix Developing Tales of the City Revival With Laura Linney & Olympia Dukakis". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (April 24, 2018). "Tales of the City: Ellen Page Joins Netflix's 10-Episode Limited Series Revival as Laura Linney's Daughter". TVLine. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Otterson, Joe (April 24, 2018). "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City Lands Series Order at Netflix". Variety. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 24, 2018). "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Ellen Page Joins Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis in Netflix Sequel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik (April 9, 2019). "Tales of the City: Netflix Unveils Trailer & Premiere Date For Limited Series Based On Armistead Maupin Books". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (October 16, 2018). "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Paul Gross To Reprise Role In Netflix Revival; Full Cast Set". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (October 22, 2018). "Armistead Maupin's Tales Of The City: Zosia Mamet To Recur In Netflix Revival". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  9. ^ Haring, Bruce (October 26, 2018). "Victor Garber Joins Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City In Recurring Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  10. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 1, 2018). "Tales of the City: Molly Ringwald Joins Netflix's 10-Episode Revival". TVLine. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  11. ^ Rudolph, Christopher (July 17, 2018). "Here's the First Pic From the Set of Netflix's Tales of the City Revival". Logo. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  12. ^ Coyne, Matt (October 5, 2018). "Netflix's 'Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City' shoots in Yonkers". The Journal News. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  13. ^ Bracco, Steven (October 24, 2018). "Netflix miniseries 'Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City' films in Dolores Park today". Hoodline. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  14. ^ Wiseman, Eva (January 20, 2019). "Ellen Page: 'I'm not afraid to say the truth'". The Guardian. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

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