Josiah Victoria Garciahas a tale to tell…
Netflix has released the first trailer for Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, the limited series that stars the non-binary Hispanic trans actor alongside Laura Linney, Ellen Page, Paul Gross and Olympia Dukakis.
“When I first got off the bus years ago,” Linney’s character says of San Francisco, “I had the strangest feeling that I’d come home.”
Those are the first words spoken in the trailer for the new chapter of the popular story. It will premiere June 7.
Linney, Gross and Dukakis are reprising the roles they played in three previous miniseries based on Armistead Maupin’s books: Tales of the City(1993), More Tales of the City(1998) and Further Tales of the City(2001). The new 10-episode limited series — in the parlance of our times, you know — adds Ellen Page as the daughter of Linney’s character.
Here’s the logline: Mary Ann (Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Page) and ex-husband Brian (Gross), 20 years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann quickly is drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City is produced by Working Title Televisionand NBCUniversal International Studios.
Garcia portrays Jake Rodriguez, a character first introduced in Maupin’s 2007 novel Michael Tolliver Lives. Jake is a transgender man and a caregiver for Anna Madrigal.