Netflix developing Fourth installment of “Tales of the City”

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28 Barbary Lane Homecoming

“You don’t choose Barbary Lane. It chooses you.”  Those were the cryptic words of the mysterious Anna Madrigal to Mary Ann Singleton the first time she came to her San Francisco boarding house.   Now comes word of a reunion, 25 years after her departure in 1979, may be happening.  According to Variety.com,

“Netflix is developing a new installment of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” with Working Title Television U.S. Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are on board to revive the characters they played in Showtime and PBS adaptations of the landmark LGBT-themed novel series in the 1990s.

“Tales” focuses on the residents of a boarding house at 28 Barbary Lane run by Anna Madrigal, played by Dukakis. The Netflix series would be set in the present day, focusing on Linney’s Mary Ann Singleton character as she returns to San Francisco and the boarding house after 25 years away.

Read the full article from Variety.com HERE

This would be the fourth small screen adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s groundbreaking book series which was one of the first to depict complex LGBT characters and to address the AIDS crisis.  While Netflix has not commented on the project, Maupin will be executive producing.

Read theOUTfront Armistead Maupin Pride Profile HERE

 

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