It was the tweet heard ’round the lesbian world.
Over the weekend, out director Ilene Chaiken posted a cryptic tweet in which she tagged most of the cast members from her iconic Showtime series The L Word.
“So excited! Can’t wait…!” she shared.
— Ilene Chaiken (@ilenechaiken) May 20, 2017
Chaiken said she was interested in rebooting the groundbreaking series in a radio interview last year with Entertainment Weekly editor Henry Goldblatt.
“I would love to revisit the L Word,” Chaiken said. “We talk about it from time to time. I talk about it with some of my colleagues who were in the cast who would love to reboot it. I don’t know when. I’m busy and most of them are too, but I do still think that it’s a viable world in which to tell stories, and those characters are still beloved as far as I can tell.”
Kate Moennig (who played Shane McCutcheon) and Sarah Shahi (who played Carmen de la Pica Morales) both replied to Chaiken’s post with excited tweets of their own.
— kate moennig (@katemoennig) May 20, 2017
— Sarah Shahi (@onlysarahshahi) May 20, 2017
Fans expressed cautious excitement, careful not to get their hopes up in case the cast was planning a more private reunion.
is there a reunion or you guys just going for lunch.
Us lesbians are fragile ok ?
— Sara I I I (@sarac93) May 21, 2017
While others hoped the alluded to reboot would see Shane and Carmen getting back together.
@onlysarahshahi @ilenechaiken @TheLWord @jenniferbeals @katemoennig @Leisha_Hailey @Erincdu @LaurelLHolloman @danielasea Let's see Carmen forgive Shane and get together once and for all!! Time and Maturity!!
— dianeaprile (@dianeaprileyaho) May 21, 2017
And, of course, everyone’s still dying to know who killed Jenny Schechter — the character we all loved to hate — whose murder in the final season was never solved.
— Bri (@sanzorchid) May 21, 2017
What do you think? Will an L Word reboot actually come to pass? And more importantly, who killed Jenny?