Even though The L Word: Generation Q isn’t done airing its first season, Showtime has already picked it up for a second season.
The second season will be 10 episodes long and continue exploring the lives of its lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters as they navigate romance, parenthood, and careers in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.
The L Word: Generation Q, of course, is a reboot of The L Word, Showtime’s groundbreaking female-led series that originally aired from 2004 to 2009. The original was praised for its complex lesbian characters but was also criticized for featuring mostly white, cisgender, feminine “lipstick” lesbians in sometimes outlandish storylines.
The L Word‘s original cast members — Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, and Leisha Hailey — returned to the reboot reprising their iconic roles as Bette Porter, Shane McCutcheon, and Alice Pieszecki, respectively.
In the reboot, Bette is running for mayor of Los Angeles as an openly lesbian woman while raising her daughter. Alice, a talk show host, takes a run at motherhood with her girlfriend Nat (Stephanie Alleyne), who is raising a child birthed by her previous partner, Gigi — the three women end up in a threesome with some stresses between them.
Meanwhile, Bette’s PR manager, Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), tries to figure out when and how to marry her girlfriend despite disapproval from her controlling father.
Micah Lee (Leo Sheng) plays an adjunct professor and the show’s residential gay man. Sarah Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), plays Alice’s executive assistant who hails from a religious family. The reboot also includes two transgender characters played by trans actresses, an improvement over the original series’ awkward handling of a butch character who later transitioned into a man.
The series will likely air in 2021.
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