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Tales of the City Celebrates 25th Anniversary on Acorn TV beginning Monday, June 4, 2018

Landmark miniseries launched the career of Laura Linney and co-stars Olympia Dukakis, Paul Gross, Billy Campbell, Thomas Gibson, Parker Posey, and Ian McKellen

Netflix producing new episodes for 2019

“One of the 10 best miniseries”Entertainment Weekly

“Uncommonly fine television”The New York Times

“Exquisite”San Francisco Chronicle

Silver Spring, MD; May 31, 2018 - To celebrate its 25 Anniversary, Acorn TV adds the star-studded, ground-breaking miniseries TALES OF THE CITY on Monday, June 4, 2018. Deftly chronicling the quest for love and connection across a spectrum of sexual experiences, the influential, star-studded, Peabody Award-winning PBS miniseries, stars Oscar® winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck), three-time Oscar® nominee Laura Linney (John Adams, The Savages), Gemini winner Paul Gross (Slings & Arrows), Billy Campbell (Cardinal, The Killing, Once and Again), Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds), Parker Posey (Louie) and Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings). Based on the ground-breaking novel by Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City follows a colorful cast of characters living at 28 Barbary Lane in anything-goes 1970s San Francisco. Hailed as “a brilliant evocation of a time and place” (Los Angeles Times), the six-episode series received universal acclaim when it debuted in 1993 in the U.K. and 1994 in the U.S. and remains a television landmark. Binge before Netflix revival in 2019 with new episodes. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter),Acorn TV is North America’s most popular streaming service focused on British and international television from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE). 

Newly arrived in freewheeling 1970s San Francisco, wide-eyed Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) quickly realizes just how far from Cleveland she really is. Moving into a funky house at 28 Barbary Lane—where her landlady (Olympia Dukakis) welcomes her with a joint—Mary Ann befriends the other residents and finds a good-natured home amid the drugs, drama, and debauchery.

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Acorn TV Press Contact: Chad Campbell, ccampbell@Acorn.TV