The L Word: Generation Q announced as Showtime’s L Word sequel
Showtime has announced the official title of its highly anticipated sequel as The L Word: Generation Q, which will debut this fall. The network also released a new video allowing fans to relive their favorite moments from the original series, The L Word, which you can check out in the player below as well as a new Generation Q poster in the gallery!
Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar, 6 Balloons) serves as showrunner and is executive producing with original series creator Ilene Chaiken and original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey. Kristen Campo also serves as executive producer.
In this sequel, Beals, Moennig, and Hailey will resume their original roles alongside a new generation of diverse, self-possessed LGBTQIA characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.
The series is slated to begin production on eight new episodes in Los Angeles this summer. The pilot is directed by Steph Green who also serves as executive producer on the episode.
The groundbreaking drama series originally ran on Showtime from 2004-2009. The L Word spawned a reality spinoff The Real L Word, as well as a pilot in 2008 for a spinoff called The Farm, which was set in a woman’s prison. The show was to be set around the character of Alice. GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told the site, “The past few years have seen lesbian and queer women characters in television killed off in shockingly high numbers. It is refreshing and exciting to see GLAAD Media Award-winning The L Word returning to television where it can tell nuanced, entertaining, and beautiful stories of a largely underrepresented community.”