The L Word will introduce Generation Q later this fall, Showtime has announced. The eight-episode revival, which reunites original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, will debut on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10/9c.
As previously reported, the sequel series will check in with Bette Porter, Shane McCutcheon and Alice Pieszecki, and introduce “a new generation of self-possessed LGBTQIA characters — Dani Nùñez (In the Vault‘s Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (newcomer Leo Sheng), Finley (Grimm‘s Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (The Code‘s Rosanny Zayas) and Gigi (The Deuce‘s Sepideh Moafi) — experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in Los Angeles.”
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Season 1 guest stars include Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project), Stephanie Allyne (One Mississippi), Olivia Thirlby (Goliath) and Latarsha Rose (Being Mary Jane).
Beals, Moennig and Hailey will executive-produce The L Word: Generation Q alongside series creator Ilene Chaiken (who now runs Empire). Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar) will serve as showrunner, while Steph Green (The Americans) will direct the pilot.
In addition to the L Word revival, Showtime has announced premiere dates for Shameless Season 10, Ray Donovan Season 7 and Kidding Season 2 (which you can get here).
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