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

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 airings and 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 to not have a second season further down the line although it is possible future seasons are 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 shows 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 too.

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

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

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

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