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Showtime Orders Sequel to ‘The L Word’

Eight New Episodes Set to Debut by the End of 2019

Drama “The L Word,” which aired on Showtime for six seasons (from 2004 to 2009) will be revived in an upcoming eight episode sequel set to debut by the end of this year. Marja-Lewis Ryan (“The Four-Faced Liar,” 6 Balloons”) serves as showrunner and is executive producing with series creator Ilene Chaiken and original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour.
“Marja has brought her unique and contemporary vision to THE L WORD and blended it beautifully into the fabric of Ilene’s groundbreaking series,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, Inc. “This revered show was both entertaining and impactful when it originally ran on SHOWTIME, and we are confident that our new version will do that and more in 2019.”
In this revival, Beals, Moennig and Hailey will star on the series as their original characters alongside a new generation of self-possessed LGBTQIA characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in Los Angeles.