Screenwriter and playwright Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar) is the showrunner who's shepherding a new generation of LGBTQ people into the world of characters who once congregated at the fictional cafe The Planet in the world that creator Ilene Chaiken built.
The series features original L Word characters Bette (Beals), Shane (Moennig), and Alice (Hailey) alongside new characters like Bette's mayoral campaign manager, Dani (Arienne Mandi), and her fiancee, Sophie (Rosanny Zayas); Lex Scott Davis as Shane's wife, Quiara; and Stephanie Allyne and Sepideh Moafi as Alice's love interests. Other newcomers include Jacqueline Toboni as Alice's assistant Finley and Leo Sheng as Micah.
Generation Q begins 10 years after the original L Word ended its six-season run in 2009 and features several trans actors, including Sheng, Jamie Clayton as the manager of a bar that Shane buys, Brian Michael as Bette's first campaign manager, and Sophie Giannamore as Jordi, a love interest for Bette and Tina's daughter Angie.
This Sunday's episode featured a long-awaited reunion between Bette and Tina when Laurel Holloman appeared on the episode.
Here's the season 2 announcement.
\u201cI just can't get enough. \n\nSeason 2 of #TheLWord Generation Q is coming to #Showtime.\u201d
— The L Word on Showtime (@The L Word on Showtime)