Ellen Page has joined the cast of
Netflix's upcoming drama Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.
According to Deadline
Hollywood, Page will play Shawna, Mary Ann Singleton's
Production on the 10-episode limited
series revival is expected to start later this year. Netflix is
expected to premiere the series next year.
Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis will
reprise their roles in the new installment and Maupin will executive
Maupin, who married Christopher Turner
in 2007, began writing Tales of the City in the mid 70s as a
newspaper serial. The stories were later reworked into a series of
books. Maupin's fist novel, Tales of the City, was published
in 1978. Eight more books followed, ending with The Days of Anna
Madrigal in 2014. The first three novels in the series have been
adapted into three television miniseries starring Dukakis as Anna
Madrigal and Linney as Mary Ann Singleton.
The Netflix installment would be set in
present day San Francisco as Mary Ann returns to the boarding house
run by Anna at 28 Barbary Lane. The premise appears to follow
Maupin's eighth novel in the series, Mary Ann in Autumn.
Tales has been praised for its
early portrayal of gay and transgender characters.