Get Your First Look at Netflix Miniseries 'Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City'
Netflix just released photos from the upcoming follow-up to 1993 miniseries "Tales of the City."
In the new mini-series, called "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City," Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to San Francisco to reunite with her daughter Shawna (now played by Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross).
Murray Bartlett ("Looking") takes over as HIV-survivor Michael Tolliver — a part that was previously played by Marcus D’Amico and Paul Hopkins.
The Netflix revival begins with Anna (Olympia Dukakis)'s 90th birthday celebration, which is what brings Mary Ann back to town.
Michael’s much younger boyfriend, Ben, is played by "Russian Doll" star Charlie Barnett.
Garcia, a non-binary actor, stars as Jake Rodriguez, a young trans man whose transition is tough for girlfriend Margot (May Hong of"High Maintenance").
"[We] needed to usher in a new generation of characters and then, hopefully, a younger audience. We know how starved the younger, queer community is for authentic representation. You want to create a world that looks like our world," says showrunner Lauren Morelli, who's won awards for her writing on "Orange is the New Black."
We'll also see Molly Ringwald in 9 episodes, although we don't have any information about her character.
"Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City," will be out sometime this summer on Netflix.
[Via Vanity Fair]