TV: Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode limited series revival of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, with production expected to start later this year for premiere in 2019. Deadline reported that Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis "will reprise their roles as Mary Ann Singleton and Anna Madrigal. Barbara Garrick, who played DeDe Halcyon Day in the original miniseries, also is set to return. Ellen Page joins the cast as Shawna, the daughter of Linney's character."

Based on Maupin's books, the new series "follows Mary Ann (Linney), who returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Page) and ex-husband Brian, 20 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," Deadline wrote.

Lauren Morelli (Orange Is the New Black) is the project's showrunner/executive producer and writer. Maupin will executive produce; Alan Poul returns to direct and executive produce. Linney also executive produces.

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