The limited drama series called Tales of the City which was released for the first time back in 1993 is expected to leave Netflix worldwide in June 2021.
The 6-episode series, which aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom for the first time ever, was added to Netflix in line with the release of a revised version released by Netflix back in June 2019.
Two Year Lease Comes To An End
Clearly, the show was only leased to Netflix on a two-year basis which is why it’s due to depart Netflix in all regions on June 28th, 2021.
The series is worth watching as it was a firey show at the time of release. According to Armistead Maupin’s novels, the show followed many people in San Francisco going about the chores of their daily life.
We must clarify in advance that this removal from Netflix only applies to the old series. The reboot commissioned by Netflix back in June 2019 will not go away and it is unexpected (although we cannot deny that it is always possible). The second season of the rebooted show is unexpected.
Only Tales of the City has been added to Netflix. The next two installments (More Tales of the City and Further Tales of the City) did not end on Netflix and are not available anywhere outside the US.
Deletion date applies to all regions.
That includes the United States, Canada and Australia. It includes the likes of India, Latin America, and the rest of Europe.
The United Kingdom has never received this series so it will not stop there. You can see the full list of countries distributing the Tales of the City via Unogs.
About where the series ends is unclear. While Channel 4 is broadcasting the show (and PBS in the US later), we are not entirely sure if they are distributors.
Working Title Films who worked on the show is a subsidiary of NBC Universal so it could wind up on Peacock. The newly rebooted show did come from Universal so it’s likely the rights fall back into their control. However, it’s not currently listed as part of the June 2021 Peacock lineup.
In June 2021 a few more series such as Hannibal will also be removed and some classics are set to leave as well after Tales of the City including the Twin Peaks and The Twilight Zone.