Molly Ringwald cast in Netflix revival Tales of the City


Molly Ringwald, who currently recurs on Riverdale, will star in Netflix’s revival of the groundbreaking LGBT-themed series Tales of the City.

The veteran of 1980s teen movies like Pretty in Pink and the Breakfast Club will star opposite original cast member Laura Linney in the 10-episode series, reports TVLine. However, the character Molly Ringwald is playing has yet to be announced.

Tales of the City is the fourth installment of the series. The first aired in 1993 on PBS. Two additional installments, which aired on Showtime, followed: More Tales of the City in 1998 and Further Tales of the City in 2001.

The revival will be a continuation set in the present day. It will retain the San Francisco setting of previous chapters, as Laura Linney’s character Mary Ann Singleton comes home to the daughter, Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband, Brian (Paul Gross), she left in favor of her career pursuits.

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Armistead Maupin, who wrote the novels on which the show is based, is returning to executive produce.

Ringwald joins an already stacked cast. Barbara Garrick, who played DeDe in the original Tales of the City, will be back for the latest installment. And several other big names are also involved, including Victor Garber (Alias, Legends of Tomorrow) and Zosia Mamet (Mad Men, Girls).

Tales of the City is currently shooting in New York City.

While Ringwald is still best known as a 1980s teen heartthrob and member of the Brat Pack, she’s been steadily acting for decades. None of her projects have gained her the notoriety of her John Hughes past, but some of her more recent appearances, such as her role as Archie’s mother on Riverdale, have increased her visibility. Tales of the City has the potential to do the same, depending on the character Ringwald plays.

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Tales of the City is expected to hit the streaming service sometime in 2019.

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