The L Word: Generation Q trailer teases new beginnings
Showtime has released the official trailer for the upcoming The L Word sequel series The L Word: Generation Q, giving us a preview on what’s next for the returning characters Bette, Shane and Alice after 10 years since the original series’ finale. Also highlighting the sequel’s new characters, you can check out the video in the player below!
In the 8-episode sequel, Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, and Leisha 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 will also star newcomers Arienne Mandi as Dani Nuñez, Leo Sheng as Micah Lee, Rosanny Zayas as Sophia Suarez and Sepideh Moafi as Gigi along with Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finley and Jordan Hull as Bette and Tina’s adopted daughter Angie.
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 Beals, Moennig, and Hailey. Kristen Campo also serves as executive producer. 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.”
The L Word: Generation Q series will debut on Sunday, December 8.