PBS’ iconic 1993 Tales of the City miniseries, based on Armistead Maupin’s novel, was known for its groundbreaking representation of LGBTQ culture. The new 10-episode limited series reboot will include many returning faves such as Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis, returning as Mary Ann Singleton and Anna Madrigal, as well as two trans actresses, Emmy-nominated Her Story creator Jen Richards (who will play the young Anna) and Daniela Vega (who will play her friend, Ysela).
Netflix has also announced 15 new cast members, including RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 winner Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), comedian Michelle Buteau, and Looking stars Murray Bartlett and Matthew Risch. Paul Gross will reprise his role as Brian Hawkins, Mary Ann’s ex-husband.
From the official synopsis:
“This next chapter follows Mary Ann (Linney), who returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter (Page) 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 (Dukakis) and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane.”
(via IndieWire; Photos: Avalon Red)
Hey guys. I’m going to be on a Netflix show!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/4AxBNXIrq8
— Bob The Drag Queen (@thatonequeen) October 16, 2018