Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series is an LGBTQ+ cornerstone, a collection of novels set in a kindly San Francisco that speaks to anyone who’s ever felt out of place. So any time we get a chance to visit the residents of Anna Madrigal’s abode on Barbary Lane, it feels like coming home. The trailer for Netflix’s miniseries adaptation taps directly into that sentiment, showcasing the reunions of characters old and new alike. Here’s what we can expect when it’s released June 7, per a Netflix press release:
Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Netflix Original Limited Series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.
Crack open a bottle of red and have a box of tissues ready. Things are going to get emotional.
The Netflix miniseries is written by Lauren Morelli (who also serves as a showrunner and executive producer), best known for her work on another Netflix hit, Orange Is the New Black. It is preceded by installments in 1993, 1998 and 2001.
Check out the show’s key art and trailer below.