Casting Call: Netflix Is Seeking a Trans Latinx Male for Its ‘Tales of the City’ Series
In anticipation of their upcoming 10-episode Tales of the City series, based on gay author Armistead Maupin’s beloved books of the same name, Netflix recently issued an open Tales of the City casting call for the role of Jake Rodriguez, a Latinx trans man in their 20s or 30s (and no experience is necessary). That means that you or someone you know could star in a groundbreaking role in a major streaming TV series.
Rodriguez, is described as someone who has “recently transitioned (in the last two years). While comfortable in his own skin, he is still learning how to navigate his old relationships in his new identity.”
Since Netflix’s Tales of the City series will likely follow Maupin’s eighth Tales of the City book, Mary Ann in Autumn — a story about a woman named Mary Ann, fresh from a mid-life crisis, returning to San Francisco after 20 years away — it’s entirely possible that Jake Rodriguez is an updated version of the book’s character Jake Greenleaf.