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What Is Netflix's Tales of the City About?

Laura Linney's New Netflix Series Looks Like It's Going to Make Us Cry Buckets

In addition to filming the third season of the Netflix crime drama Ozark, it seems Laura Linney made time to star in another drama for the streaming platform: Tales of the City.

The limited series is inspired by the books of the same name by American writer Armistead Maupin, who set his novels in San Francisco. That's where we meet Mary Ann (Linney), who returns to the California city to reunite with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), 20 years after she left them to pursue her career. In Netflix's description of the series, Mary Ann is "fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created" and finds herself "quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family, and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane."

Linney, Page, Gross, and Dukakis will be joined by Charlie Barnett, Murray Bartlett, Molly Ringwald, Zosia Mamet, and more over the course of its 10 episodes. Watch the trailer above, and keep an eye out for Tales of the City when it launches on Netflix on Friday, June 7.

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