Go Behind the Scenes of Barbary Lane in New “Tales of the City” Featurette

With your first look at Jen Richards as a young Anna Madrigal!

If you are a Tales of the City fan, then you are most likely counting the days until June 7—when the revival of the classic series arrives on Netflix.

Well, put on your favorite Anna Madrigal caftan, because the streaming service has dropped a new video to tide you over. The new featurette goes behind the scenes of the new series and features interviews with members of the cast, including Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, and Ellen Page. Fans will also hear from director-producer Alan Poul and showrunner Lauren Morelli.

“I produced the original in 1994 and we were making a love letter to San Francisco, and a love letter to a new all-embracing non-judgemental version of family,” Poul says in the video.


Morelli expands on that, explaining the draw of Barbary Lane and how “it is a magical place that exists a little outside the real world.”

“Just as Barbary Lane is a safe place for our characters, I wanted the show to be a safe space for viewers,” she adds.

We can feel the love! Check out the emotional video below.

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