People looking for more content telling LGBTQ+ stories can mark their calendars right now. The Tales of the City miniseries is coming to Netflix on June 7, 2019.
Even though Disney+ seems to be getting ready to have a powerful debut, and other major studios are trying to get their own streaming services created, I will always appreciate Netflix for offering a platform for queer-centric stories to be told.
Tales of the City is inspired by Armistead Maupin books as well as the 1993 PBS adaptation (which starred Laura Linney). The actress is returning for the upcoming miniseries in her role as Mary Ann Singleton. Olympia Dukakis, who played Anna Madrigal in the PBS adaptation, is also returning to her role.
The upcoming miniseries has Ellen Page playing Mary Ann’s daughter Shawna.
Here’s the trailer!
For those who might remember, Mary Ann lived on 28 Barbary Lane with Anna has her landlord. The housemates were a variety of people from the LGBTQ+ community. The upcoming miniseries picks up 20 years after.
Here’s the official description:
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.
You can tell from the trailer Tales of the City is going to focus on telling stories about choosing your own supportive family, accepting your sexuality, understanding others, and presenting a narrative that uplifts the LGBTQ+ community.
According to Variety, the premiere episode does a great job bringing Mary Ann back into the world she left.
While you wait, I recommend fans of Laura Linney watch Ozark on Netflix. It is amazing.
Are you a fan of Tales of the City? Are you looking forward to this miniseries? Let us know!
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