Netflix is developing a new installment in Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” with Working Title Television.
Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) has penned the first script for what is envisioned as a ten-part installment, however the project does not yet have a series order from Netflix.
Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are reportedly on board to revive the characters they played in Showtime and PBS adaptations of the landmark LGBT-themed series which followed a diverse group of characters living in a boarding house in San Francisco in 1976.
The original 1993 mini-series was an acclaimed and controversial piece and was followed up in 1998 and 2001. Plenty of familiar faces starred throughout including Ian McKellen, Parker Posey, Billy Campbell, Thomas Gibson, Janeane Garofalo, Rod Steiger, Colin Ferguson, Swoosie Kurtz, Henry Czerny, Sandra Oh and Joel Grey.
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.
Maupin would return as an executive producer, and Alan Poul is on board to direct.