The upcoming revival of Tales of the City already boasts Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Ellen Page, Murray Bartlett, Bob The Drag Queen and Daniela Vega to name a few. Netflix just added a couple more notable names to the mix.
Victor Garber will join the 10-episode fourth installment on a recurring basis. He’ll play Sam Garland, a handsome English gentleman who spends his days reading old books to Olympia Dukakis’ Anna. Zosia Mamet will also recur on the show. The Girls alum will portray Claire Duncan, a driven documentarian who has a burgeoning relationship with Ellen Page’s Shawna.
“Inspired by the books by Armistead Maupin, this next chapter – Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City – follows Mary Ann (Laura Linney), who returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter (Ellen Page) 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 (Olympia Dukakis) and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane.” – Logline
Tales of the City originally aired in 1993. The outstanding miniseries earned PBS its highest ratings, won a Peabody Award and was nominated for two Primetime Emmys. Linney, Dukakis, Barbara Garrick and Paul Gross all reprise their original roles. Joining them is a talented and diverse cast.
Tales Of The City is currently in production. The limited series is set to debut on Netflix in 2019. Excited about the revival and the latest cast additions? Sound off below.