Less than 24 hours after the reunion of Bette and Tina on The L Word: Generation Q, Showtime announced that the reboot of the beloved series has been picked up for a second season.
The reboot kicked off December 2 with an eight-episode season that features original cast members Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Katherine Moennig (who are also executive producers) along with several new characters that reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ community.
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 café 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 fiancée, 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.