Original ‘Tales of the City’ Series is Coming to Netflix

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Tales of the City – Channel 4/PBS

The original ‘Tales of the City’ series is coming to Netflix in the United States and multiple other regions on June 28th, 2019. The news comes a week after Netflix’s continuation/reboot of the series dropped on Netflix.

Netflix recently rebooted the show decades after the original airing, and it arrived on Netflix on June 7th. The show sets out to retell the novel series of the same name by Armistead Maupin.

Like the series before it, the Netflix series is expected not to have a second season further down the line, although it is possible future seasons will be developed for the other novels.

Here’s the Netflix description of the show:

In 1976, naive Mary Ann Singleton moves to San Francisco and finds a new family in her bohemian landlady and the eclectic residents at 28 Barbary Lane.

As the current cast of the show recalls, the show was groundbreaking at the time in the sense that it received enormous amounts of backlash given its LGBT themes featured throughout.

What regions are getting the original Tales of the City on Netflix?

Tales of the City is currently due to release on Netflix on June 28th, 2019, in the following Netflix regions:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • United States

Will Further Tales of the City and More Tales of the City be coming to Netflix?

If you’re living in Australia and New Zealand, you’ll also be the recipient on June 28th of the ‘Further Tales of the City’ mini-series and ‘More Tales of the City’ series.

In the United States, those rights still reside with Showtime, which carried the other two miniseries.

Why aren’t Tales of the City coming to Netflix in the UK?

However, the original Tales of the City won’t be coming to Netflix in the United Kingdom, where it aired originally. Instead, you can find them on the original channel catch-up service called 4oD. That’s where the show will likely remain indefinitely.

Are you looking forward to returning to the 1990s to rewatch the show? Let us know in the comments.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.