The Series That Wouldn’t Die: After First Surfacing in the U.K. It Was Picked Up by PBS, Then Two Sequels Ran on Showtime — and Now Netflix Is Reviving It Yet Again

Apr 24, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A TV series that continues to find new life was just revived for yet another go-round, with Netflix revealing plans today for “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City.”

Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis will reprise their roles as Mary Ann Singleton and Anna Madrigal, with Barbara Garrick also set to return and additional cast still to be announced. Ellen Page will join the project as Shawna.

Working Title TV and NBCUniversal International Studios will produce the 10-Part limited series adapting material from author Armistead Maupin’s nine-novel series, the first book of which came out in 1978.

The first TV adaptation, “Tales of the City,” was by the U.K.’s Channel 4 and first screened in 1993, moving to the U.S. via PBS in 1994. Channel 4 later partnered with Showtime to produce a sequel, “More Tales of the City,” which premiered in 1998. The third instalment, “Further Tales of the City,” was produced by Showtime (without Channel 4) and originally aired in May 2001.

Netflix released additional details and quotes today, which you can read by clicking here.

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