By: Dave Astor
“Tanner on Tanner,” written by “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau, will be released tomorrow on DVD.
The Robert Altman-directed series ran this fall on The Sundance Channel. It’s a sequel to the “Tanner ’88” series shown on HBO 16 years ago.
“Tanner on Tanner” features Michael Murphy as one-time Congressman Jack Tanner, who ran unsuccessfully for president in the 1988 series. But the sequel focuses on Tanner’s filmmaker daughter, Alex (Cynthia Nixon), who’s making a documentary about her father.
The DVD includes remarks by Trudeau, whose “Doonesbury” strip runs in 1,400 newspapers via Universal Press Syndicate.