'The L-Word' sequel gets an official title, set to premiere this Fall on Showtime

'The L-Word' sequel gets an official title, set to premiere this Fall on Showtime

Showtime has announced the official title to the next iteration of the series 'The L Word'. Titled 'The L Word: Generation Q', the show will debut this fall and will continue the story told in the 2004-09 series, apart from introducing a host of new characters. 

According to the official press release, the production on eight new episodes is set to start in Los Angeles this summer for a fall premiere on the premium cable network. Marja-Lewis Ryan ('The Four-Faced Liar' and  '6 Balloons') serves as the 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. 

The groundbreaking series will see Beals, Moenning and Hailey 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 sparked subsequent versions, including the docu-series, 'The Real L Word' and 'L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin.'

Talking to THR, showrunner Ryan said that she wants to "honor the spirit of the first [series] and make it more inclusive."

"I want to find things that are uniquely L.A. but are super real," Ryan said. "We don't all work in the entertainment industry. There's way more Latina representation because we're in L.A. In terms of socioeconomic classes, the original did a pretty good job where like I still have friends that sleep on people's couches, as Shane [Moennig] did," she added.

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