Mary Ann Singleton is back on Barbary Lane.
It has been almost two years since Netflix announced it would produce a revival of the classic queer miniseries, Tales of the City, based on the book series by Armistead Maupin. And after some big casting announcements, and official set photos, we finally have the first trailer for Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, and grab the tissues because returning to the magical world of Barbary Lane might bring a tear or two to your eye.
In the new preview Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) returns to San Francisco where she reunites with her longtime friend, Michael “Mouse” Tolliver (now played by Looking’s Murray Bartlett), former landlady, Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), and her daughter, Shawna Hawkins (Ellen Page). In addition to the emotional reunion of your favorite characters from the Tales of the City series, keep your eyes peeled for some familiar faces from RuPaul’s Drag Race, including Bob the Drag Queen leading a march down a San Francisco street, and Katya officiating a wedding.
According to Deadline, in the Netflix revival Mary Ann “returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna and ex-husband Brian, twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann returns home to her chosen family and will quickly be drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane.”
The description sounds very similar to the plot of Mary Ann in Autumn, the eighth novel in the Tales of the City book series.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new brand-new incarnation of Tales,” Maupin said in a statement. “It’s set in present-day San Francisco with all the joys and complications that might suggest for the residents of 28 Barbary Lane. Mrs. Madrigal’s tenants, both old and new, will be entangled in delicious new adventures and ever-expanding possibilities for love.”
The 10-episode series is slated to debut on Netflix June 7, and it will have its world premiere at the San Francisco Film Festival this Wednesday, April 10.
Check out the new trailer, poster, and some pics from the series below.